Welcome to the first edition of what I’m hoping will be a weekly-ish feature again this year… garden porn. I’m growing veggies in my backyard here in Columbia Heights, DC, and I’m always happy to share pictures of my green and growing plants with random people on the internet.
I know it’s a little early to plant things like tomatoes, peppers, and basil, but it’s been a pretty warm spring, and I’m betting against another frost. According to weather forecasts, that was a pretty good bet (knock on wood)… and I’ll have fresh veggies a couple of weeks earlier!
This year I added another bed – 48 square feet – which gives me a lot more room to play around in! So I’m going to be growing more of everything – as well as adding a few new plants to my repertoire. (I’m hoping I can find some young melon plants at one of my local nurseries…) Since last year’s herb garden was pretty much a weed-infested bust, I’ve added the herbs to the raised beds too… hopefully that’ll keep the weeds away.
Both garden beds, in all their glory.
I'm growing herbs this year too. Basil, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley.
The strawberries (and some infant peppers in the background).
Tomatoes... this year, four Romas and a Big Boy. And maybe more, if I decide to plant some more.