Back in April, my mom helped me start my very first garden. We planted heirloom tomato seedlings that we purchased at the Botanical Garden sale, and look how they've grown! I added cages for them this month, and I'm already spotting flowers!
We also planted several different herbs, including basil and mint. Then, last week I read that mint shouldn't be planted in the ground because it will take over everything around it. So, I uprooted and potted the mint (and oh my word, the roots were already out of control so I'm glad I moved it when I did!).
I also had to uproot and move the kerria bush we had planted after I found its tag, which indicated it needed shade. This gave me more room to plant veggies! I added a bell pepper starter from a local nursery, and also okra seeds. Okra was the one and only thing Max requested, so I'm crossing my fingers it grows.
So far, so good. This is a close-up of the okra yesterday morning:
And another from yesterday evening:
Yep, we check on the garden that often. Parker's favorite place to be is "owt-tiiiide!" so he never turns down an opportunity to go in the backyard. We even picked up his own little watering can.
He just loves to help out!