Frugal Gardening: We’ve got plants!

The good news:  We’ve got plants!  The funny news:  I’m not sure which is which, because I forgot to label them!  (I’m so glad I warned you at the beginning of this series… I truly have no business being here.)

I’m pretty sure this is zucchini.  It’s either that or cucumbers, based on where it is in the garden.

This one, I think, is either eggplant or Texas Indian Moschata Squash.  I guess we’ll find out soon enough when they start blooming.

Ok.  I know this pepper plant looks a little sad, but if you had seen it 5 days ago… wow.  It’s one of the ones I split apart, and I truly wasn’t sure if they would make it.  It’s not laying over or brown yet, so I’m calling that a success!

I’m sure there are more exciting things happening at Getting Freedom and Smockity Frocks.  Don’t forget to visit them this week.  And what about you?  Some of you in the south are probably eating from your gardens already!  Have those of you with tons of rain been able to plant yet?

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  1. Hooray for living plants!! One year my markers actually got rained clean so I had no idea what anything was.

  2. My garden is full of volunteer plants (from the compost we mixed in). Of course, I have no idea WHAT they are—pumpkin, butternut, cucumbers, something. hey, something is actually growing!

  3. Just so you know, I’m pretty sure the top pic is zucchini too. It looks exactly like my zucchini plant.

  4. I’m in agreement with the zucchini plant. I’m going to try to grow cucumbers, so I don’t know what they look like, but those leaves look just like my zucchini.
    I’m testing this all out for the first time too.
    I transplanted my tomatoes, and every single one died… I had to cheat and get some tomato plants from a garden centre, and so far they’re doing well.

  5. Your second picture is squash, I think. Eggplants look different. My husband was finally able to disc my garden again for me last night. It has been too wet here for him to do it. Our lettuce and onions from earlier this spring are doing pretty good and I got out my tomatoes and peppers last night. I have sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins, watermelon, and cantelope waiting. I love this time of year!!! There is nothing like getting your hands in the dirt. Plus, the garden is so forgiving. You get to start from scratch every year!

    • I’m thinking my eggplants didn’t make it. Sad for me, but my children sure are happy about it. Ha! In fact… THEY were the ones who planted the seeds. Perhaps there is a conspiracy going on here? 😉

  6. I agree with the others who said the first plant is probably zucchini. I guess you will find out for sure in a month or so. 🙂 I finally got our garden planted after 3 days of working on it. I guess that is pretty good considering the baby is only 1 month old and was in the wrap for most of the planting. Now, I need to work on getting the newspaper and straw down to help prevent weeds.

  7. Stephanie says:

    You are cracking me up Amy 🙂 I love it!

  8. You are doing awesome. We can’t plant here until Memorial Day weekend:-(

    • Stephanie says:

      Neither can we!! And even then it has been looking a little sketchy weather wise, I may wait until the 1st or 2nd week in June.

  9. You make me laugh! Good for you to attempt a garden and be able to chuckle at things that don’t go as planned! I don’t mark things in the garden, but I draw a little map on paper of what went where. It’s easier for me that way 🙂


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