This was our first summer living in Louisiana. I wanted to try harder at having some sort of garden while we are here, so we decided to begin this year. We didn’t try to grow too much, but it was fun to experiment.
Now, I kind of tried a little bit in Florida but that didn’t go well. The weather is similar here, so I knew I would have to be very consistent with watering if I wanted to see anything grow.
We ended up getting a good amount of lettuce and a lot of flowers. Our cucumber plant did have some on it, but we went out of town for a month and apparently that plant didn’t make it (even with the help from our neighbors in watering it).
I did also try a tomato plant. I bought it late in the season and is fine, but has not made any tomatoes yet. I’ll have to plan that a little better next year.
We got lots of sunflowers (all sizes from a variety seed pack). One stalk was ginormous though and really overtook the garden. I will not plant that again, even though it was pretty.
Zinnias did good and so did a lot of flowers that came from a wildflower mix.
It was fun to see all the bees and butterflies these brought around.
Can’t wait to try some different things next year!