How My Garden Grows in May ~ Part 1

I can’t believe it’s been four or five weeks since I started transplanting and sowing seed in my garden. During that time, the weather changed from cold to springlike comfort to scorching summer heat back to springlike comfort. And it’s rained only twice in that time period, too. However, my garden is growing, and I want to share pictures of all my raised beds. I’ll also include links to compare the beds to how they looked a month ago. Because my garden is so large, I’ll share my pictures in two parts – so come back tomorrow for the second half!

I have 21 raised beds in my back yard. Eighteen of them are on the side of the house, and three of them (Beds #12x, 13, and 14) are along the back fence. Here are a couple of pictures showing the layout of my side beds.

My side beds

My side beds in May

My side beds - closeup of the far end

My side beds in May – closeup of the far end

BED 1 – Chamomile & Chia

I planted two kinds of chia, but only one variety has grown well. The chamomile is just starting to germinate, so you can’t see it on the left side of the bed.

Bed 1 ~ Chia & Chamomile

Bed 1 in May ~ Chamomile & Chia

BED 2 – Squash, Pumpkin, Cantaloupe, & Red Watermelon

You can see how much they’ve grown since I transplanted them last month. Click here to see this bed a month ago.

Bed 2 in May ~ Squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe, & red watermelon

Bed 2 in May ~ Squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe, & red watermelon

BED 3 – Chili peppers

I didn’t think my peppers had grown much, until I compared them to last month. Click here to see how they looked when I transplanted them in April.

Bed 3 in May ~ Chili peppers

Bed 3 in May ~ Chili peppers

BED 4 – Glass Gem corn

I planted this from seed, and look how tall it is after only a month’s time.

Bed 4 in May ~ Glass Gem corn

Bed 4 in May ~ Glass Gem corn

BED 5 – Cucumbers & Radishes

I planted pickling cucumbers and green cucumbers, along with plum and watermelon radishes, from seed. The cucumbers are now starting to grasp the trellis.

Bed 5 in May ~ Cucumbers & Radishes

Bed 5 in May ~ Cucumbers & Radishes

BED 6 – Paste tomatoes

I started these from seed and transplanted them a month ago. Click here to see them the day I transplanted them in April.

Bed 6 in May ~ Paste tomatoes

Bed 6 in May ~ Paste tomatoes

BED 7 – Slicing & Cherry tomatoes

Most of my slicing tomatoes I purchased, and those are the very large ones in the back of the bed. Even still, they’ve all grown a lot since I transplanted them. Click here to see them last month.

Bed 7 in May ~ Slicing & Cherry tomatoes

Bed 7 in May ~ Slicing & Cherry tomatoes

BED 8 – Melons & Radishes

I started the honeydew and white watermelon in my grow room, so they’re pretty large compared to the other melons, which I started from seed. Click here to see how they looked last month when I transplanted them.

Bed 8 in May ~ Melons & Radishes

Bed 8 in May ~ Melons & Radishes

BED 9 – Sweet peppers

These peppers have grown a lot in a month’s time, too. Click here to see how they looked when I transplanted them.

Bed 9 in May ~ Sweet peppers

Bed 9 in May ~ Sweet peppers

For the rest of my garden pictures, see How My Garden Grows in May ~ Part 2.

Doesn’t seeing plants grow make you happy it’s spring?

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