Summer was approaching and our garden was growing!
We had already had our first mini harvest!
Box Two with the watermelon sprawling out everywhere. Our squash was crowded and shading our strawberry plants but we didn’t know better yet. 🙂
Box One: Our peas had died (too hot) but our raddish & mustard greens were happy and we couldn’t create a trellis fast enough for our cucumbers.
Our lavender is huge on the left side of this photo as is our pepper tree.
We had both been googling a lot about garden & there were a few cinder blocks in the alley behind our house, so we decided to try a cinder block planter North of our new patio.
You can see white paint marks from when we spray painted our craigslist patio furniture. Oops. 🙂
And here’s an update of the blocks a month or so later. The herbs & marigolds loved it. However, all the other plants just wouldn’t grow. We had a bit of a cricket infestation (which love eating plant shoots) and the cinder blocks made the soil quite warm. I’m sure it didn’t help that we were planting in July either. 🙂 Between all the factors, this was the most we got to grow in our cinder block project all summer. ❤