So, at the beginning of this summer, I was all "Hey I'll just plant a few little things and see how it goes." (Did I mention that my garden bed is 8 feet by 4 feet?) Uh, yeah. I think I planted stuff too close together. Now it's becoming a little bit, well, unruly... but I guess I should also be proud that it's really taking off!
Above, left to right: basil plant - not too close to anything, doing well; cucumbers - trying to strangle everything else nearby; and tomatoes held back by string!
So, note to self for next year: tomatoes and cucumbers grow out, a LOT. I'm trying to coax my cucumbers up a series of trellises and chicken wire, but we'll see if/how that works out. And my tomatoes need a good pruning back, but in the meantime I added a string tie-back for all the unruly branches breaking out of their tomato cage jail. I'm such a noob at this. Sigh.
Here's a close-up of my radishes growing all monster crazy (not bad for a $1 pack of seeds), and our first banana pepper growing up all weird! Yeah!
So, I don't suppose any of you are home gardening experts and have any advice for my out-of-control lack of space planning? If so, feel free. Thanks!