I have three 6’ x 8’ raised beds that I plant each year. I decided to go ahead and plant this year in spite of the drought, since I think that food prices are going to be high this year because of it. I’m saving the water that comes out of the shower before the water heats up to use in the garden each day. Right now, that’s plenty to water what I have.
I just planted the tomato seedlings that I started indoors. This is my second batch in. I planted some two weeks ago, but the snails ate all of them. This time, they’re a little bigger, and I put sluggo in a circle around each one. Good so far. I have four varieties, pink honey, yellow pear, san marino, and hssiao his hung shih. The last are my favourites. They’re a small yellow tomato and are so sweet that when my friend visited with her kids last year, the daughter kept picking and eating them saying, “They’re just like candy!”
I have some snow peas growing nicely right now. They don’t mind cold weather, so they grow pretty much year round here. My potatoes in a bucket are growing like mad too. This weekend if it’s nice, I’ll plant my green beans, zucchini, carrots, radishes, lettuce and cucumber.
I’ve tried broccoli, but the plants end up just infested with these tiny white/grey winged things, and they infest everything else. I have some Thai peppers growing indoors, and my year round herbs (oregano, thyme, mint) are doing well. I’ve started some basil indoors and my shiso sprouted, but I think the snails got them all. I put sluggo in the area and hope there are still some seeds that haven’t sprouted yet.
I wish I could grow peppers like you, @MSUAlexis, but it just doesn’t get warm enough here for them.