Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Evolution of a Garden

When we moved out to the country just over a year ago, I had grand aspirations of spending hours toiling in the soil, planting a garden full of vegetables. But then we had other things that needed our attention and the baby came and, well, I was tired and sore and planting and caring for a garden no longer crossed my mind. Last summer I felt quite accomplished for growing a few tomato and pepper pots. But this year is different.
First, we decided on a space and Dan sprayed it out.

Yes, I thought it was a bit ambitious too.

Then Dan tilled up the soil and added scoops of compost (notice his adorable little assistant.)

Then the fence was re-routed and posts set and vegetables planted. This is what it looks like now.

We've got garlic, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, corn, carrots, beans, zucchini, pumpkins and squash. So far we're off to a decent start, but we still have a summer's worth of work ahead of us. I'll have to post garden updates as things grow.
If you and your family grow a garden, please share what you like to grow and share any tips and tricks.
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Fugal Family said...

Your garden looks wonderful! It is a lot of work, but worth it. You will be able to can/freeze so much stuff and use it in the winter.

grammyc said...

Your father and I are not nearly as ambitious this year. Although I do love my fresh lettuce patch. We won't be giving away as much stuff this year.

AngMomof3 said...

Lookin' great! Can't wait to see it when there's a lot of green plants... and not of the weed variety! Glad you're settled enough to work on a garden now. :)