I know many of you have been waiting for my annual posts about my container garden. Well, I got a late start this year, due to the move to the new house, and a bunch of traveling. But I finally had the chance to get things going and I am excited to announce I have gone from containers to a raised bed in my new back yard.

The raised bed was already there – the previous owners used it to stage a fire pit, which was silly as the walls are wood. I filled it with some fresh new soil and planted some plants I scored from a local nursery. I still have some room in there and will add to it when I have a chance.

I stuck with things I have had success with in the past – a few varieties of tomatoes, various peppers, squash, eggplant, and herbs like basil, rosemary, and parsley. I also planted a ton of sunflowers around the yard and hope the squirrels don’t get them all – I would like to have something to show why Kansas is The Sunflower State.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.