Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

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Front Garden Beginnings
Spring has sprung, and so have my veggies! I am thrilled with the progress thus far on my garden! It was a lot of work, and more still needs to be done, but I will let the pictures tell the story...

As you can see from this picture, the lettuce is coming up nicely. I planted all of my lettuce into clementine boxes so that I didn't have to use valuable square footage. The boxes are resting on my walkway currently, but once the sun lowers a bit more, the lettuce will migrate to the porch...

Thoughts for next year: the lettuce is taking a bit to grow- whether it's just the weird weather, or the size of the boxes, I'm not sure... Maybe it needs more depth
Back Garden Beginnings

The backyard garden bed is coming along nicely. You can see the beginnings of my wood walkway. Funny story- we borrowed my parent's neighbor's chain saw, which was electric. Needless to say, we fried it because we needed more power, and had to buy them a new one. I am hoping my dad gets his working again so I can finish up the walkway. Also, the grass seed has been spread, now it just needs to grow, ASAP! I have an abundance of types of veggies back here- and the only fruit that I grow is strawberries- maybe they will produce better this year?

Mint, anyone?

This photo, of our front steps, is of my bountiful mint. I have 3 types- spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint. They smell wonderful. Another funny story- every time we take Nora out the front door, she stops and smells the mints. She obviously loves them too!

Originally I wasn't going to transplant anything until after Mother's Day, but, I couldn't wait any longer. I wanted to get out and dig in the dirt and get the yard all ready so I did it 2 weeks early...oh well, everything is growing nicely!

I also have some herbs growing, lots of garlic, and a few more tomato plants to transplant. I'll get there by the end of the week.

How's your garden coming so far?


  1. Wow this garden is turning out beautiful! Nothing like growing your own produce!! Just stopping in, I'm a new follower :)

    1. I love having fresh produce when I want it. This is my second year vegetable gardening, and so far, so good. I love canning the food that I grow- it's super satisfying to eat applesauce that I made and canned myself, as well as peaches, tomato sauce, jelly, etc.


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