Oh how I love love love being outside and in my garden!
It is my “happy place”! If I could have acres to work with I would be thrilled but I am totally working with .45 acres and sharing that with a house, kids and well…nature.
So I am a random gardener with several garden “plots” all over different places within my yard.
I make due
So this years gardens are coming on along and figured I would share some shots as we go along this season.
Something about helping something grow and oh how fantastic it all tastes!
Gonna start off by showing the difference a few weeks makes!
From this in April…
To this right now…
My favorite part right now would be the lettuce…I think I have had a salad everyday for the last month!
The tomatoes are just getting started…
How could one not love a tomato called “mortgage lifter”
The beans are popping up…
Hopefully they will do better than last year….they totally flopped last year. The bugs won that battle.
Squash and zucchini are off and running…
Now to see if I can keep my hands off the blooms this year instead of making the fried squash blossoms I am craving!
Go carrots go!
Check out the peas last month…
But they are finally taking off!
Onto the potatoes Haley planted…so far we haven’t killed them Yet…
And then there is the pumpkin bed.
Pumpkins? you may ask…
Well turns out during the winter we just threw the Halloween pumpkins in the bed and left them there.
So this Spring…Poof…hundreds of pumpkins
I have thinned them out and thinned them out…
but they keep coming so maybe they will actually give us some pumpkins?
I do know that my Thyme, Cilantro and Oregano are LOVING the compost those pumpkins gave them!
Oh and check out the kids flower bed…they have total control….
Hence the blue boat? I guess the plants needed a decoration?
then there is my “nursery”
Basically where I stick all transplants from friends and family till they are old enough/big enough…
to venture out to the harsh world.
The brown bin is our worm farm with a bucket under it to catch all the wonderful worm juice
(and yes, that sounds nasty doesn’t it?)
So…that is it to this point. I will keep ya updated for all my fellow garden geeks
Just remember you don’t have to have a huge space to create a garden.
Gardens happen big and small!