New to gardening... Advice?
Hi! my name is Jill, and i live in Massachusetts, which apparently is not always the best environment for gardening as we dont always have consistently hot weather.
A little about me... i grew up in an apartment with no one who ever gardened so i really knew nothing about planting (plus i am deathly afraid of worms...weird i know). Currently we still live in an apartment however we have a small area we can plant, and i have a ton of planter boxes. For the last 3 years i have attempted to grow my own vegetables. They would develop large leaves but no vegetables ever grew. i had tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and cantaloupe. the same thing happened with all of them.
this year i decided it was my last attempt, if nothing grew i was giving up.
on may 18 i planted tomatoes, cucumbers (2 sets), green beans and watermelon. all but the watermelon are in planters, the watermelon is planted in the ground.
i am proud to announce my green beans are starting to grow! my cucumbers have big leaves but thats it, my tomato plants are a few inches tall, but they havent moved... and my watermelons... the plants are about the same size as the palm of my hand, but those as well seemed to have stopped.
any advice to hopefully get tomatoes and watermelons this year? any reason they would just stop growing?
thanks so much!!!