Can you believe the growing our garden has accomplished in just over a month? We're just over 2 months in, and everything has taken off since day 21 (when I last updated you on the garden):
|Aw, look...everything was just a baby then!|
And finally, our first baby tomatoes!! I definitely did some squealing when these beauties appeared. There are about ten of them now!
We've done some experimenting/tweeking with our garden in the last month. Around month 1, our peppers and tomatoes seemed to have hit a growth stunt, so we pulled them out to get a tad more sun and added some fertilizer. BAM--that seemed to do the trick. Everyone says tomatoes should get full sun (6+ hours), but we only have at most 3 1/2 hours in our "backyard." At first I was a bit concerned about that, but the tomatoes seem to be flourishing nonetheless. Maybe because we're in hot Florida?
Also, in the last week we've been adding compost to the top of our soil, so hopefully that will benefit the plants. :) Our apartment complex has a community compost bin!
And the red bugs that I was worried about at day 21? They've all disappeared and did no harm to the plants. Whew! We have started using some Neem Oil (given to us by a friend) on the plants to keep other bugs away (an organic method).
I've loved reading some of the garden updates that have been shared for Try New Adventures Thursday. I'm falling in love and want to do a garden every year now! Here's hoping we get lots of tomatoes/peppers/zucchinis in the days to come...
Linked to Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage and Frugal Gardening 101 at Amy's Finer Things.