Have faith in yourself ;D The first year is always tough, then you learn from here on out! If it makes you feel any better, I killed a baby bell pepper plant. I feel terrible. But... it's a hazard of gardeningLianne wrote:this is my first time experimenting with veggies and a raised bed so I'm not sure how well I'm doing.... i set low expectations for my first attempt so i wouldn't be disappointed when i accidentally killed something
Right now, i have...
8 broccoli's growing pretty nicely; watching the little broccolis form is so fun.
4 Jalepenos, 3 growing steadily and one looks like it is struggling to hang on (may have planted too early?)
about 10 red onions, growing steadily, wanting to plant a row of sweet white onions as well.
about 10 garlics, also growing nicely, maybe about 2 or 3 inches tall now.
5 radishes (don't really like radishes, but theyre just so easy to grow, so i threw a few in there)
planted 6 cauliflower... nothing is dead yet, but it doesn't look like it's grown at all either. i don't know
things i may or may not have killed/failed at:
romaine (this was definitely my fault)
spinach (something ate it, I'm going to pin this one as "not my fault" since it got gobbled up so quickly i couldn't even do anything about it)
I would like to do more peppers, maybe something spicy and ornamental, and also tomatoes in the next several weeks. Any other suggestions for a north texan first timer?
Seems we are a month early in this part of the country as well. I have always waited until Easter to plant my early stuff. I planted today knowing full well a Blizzard could happen (no matter how unlikely) before March is over. 10 day forecast is over 70's for highs; lows in the 50's with no sign of letting up. This is late May, Early June temps.jal_ut wrote:WOW! I finally got a break. 60Ã‚Â° today and breezy. Warmest day yet. The breeze dried the ground out enough that I could get on it. Planted some spinach, garlic, onions, peas and lettuce. I will likely wait until April to plant more. It is still early for this country.
I had planted garlic in the fall, but had some that was sprouting, so it may as well grow. It will make something.
The onions I planted were Egyptian onion bulbils. They will make some early green onions.
I have a notebook I keep records in and make notes. I always check supermarket prices during harvest season and record them. Looking through those price lists just now and was reminded why I grow a garden.