Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Garden

Year 10. That's right I have been trying to garden for 10 years. It all started as one row on the top of the retaining wall behind our first apartment. It has grown to containers and a part of the front yard. I absolutely love my the Spring. At the beginning....before the pests and weeds.

I tilled and worked the soil this winter. I am determined to have more in the garden that we could possibly eat. I already have weeds....

Here's what has been planted in the containers in the back and front of the house:

Cilantro (lots of it)
Green Bell Pepper
Romaine lettuce
Snap peas

The tomatillo and squash are very happy. And beautiful. I just hope we get some fruit from them.

Here's what is planted in the garden out front.

Carrots (2 of them have made it so far)
Potatoes (2 plants made it)
Cilantro (yes, more of it)
Snap Peas
Swiss Chard (it's pretty, but I have no idea what to do with it)
Green beans

Our wine vine and blackberry vine made it through the winter and are looking very happy.

I thought I had taken some pictures of our progress, but I could only find one. I will take some this week to show you why my house is dirty....out gardening.

This birdhouse was moved from the porch last year  because bumble bees decided to live in it. This year we have a new neighbor.
This tulip magnolia makes us nervous every year....but she just keeps coming back. We planted this the year Katelynn was born. It is in the from by the garden.

AND we started a compost pile this year on the other side of the garden. It is great....I have no idea what I am doing! And we have a friend that lives about 12 inches from the front of it....I covered it up today and hope it decides to move!

Praising Him for who He always is.



  1. LOVE it!! I bought some spinach seeds today and thought of you! I'm branching out of my comfort!!

  2. YOU GO GIRL! That is AWESOME! I SO wish I could grow stuff -

    Let me know when you start harvesting your chard - we have lots of recipes 'cause we love the stuff!