I’ve been wanting to write a post about our new vegetable garden, I know I mentioned it in a post a couple of weeks ago, the same post where i promised to post more frequently for my 365 Days project. So here it finally is, the 28th post about gardening (well the first post about gardening, but the 28th post in the series.)
I am constantly trying to make my home more of a Home, and one of my efforts have been starting a vegetable garden. We have a big backyard and there is more than enough space for the garden, we have even been able to fit a swing set, a sand box and a fire pit, and still have room to put up a party tent, in case we wanted to throw a party for Magnolia’s first birthday or something, in the summer.
There are a few reasons for wanting a garden 1) it’s a project I can keep working on 2) it’s a way to save money on vegetables 3) fresh-out-of-the-ground-carrots are just tastier than ones that have been laying around for weeks.
So far I don’t have any vegetables to show off, but I promise to make updates once I see progress. I do however have before and after pictures that I would love to share.
This is the area that I had picked out for the garden.
This is how far I got with digging out the grass before I had to ask
for help my dad to do the rest. Who knew digging up grass was that hard?
All in an afternoon. My Dad is a machine. This also displays the four new berry bushes, two black currant and two red currant, that my Mom helped me plant. (They were also a gift from her – She is a very generous woman.)
Iceberg lettuce, spinach, arugula and carrots so far. Still waiting to sow green beans, snow peas, sugar snaps, potatoes, zucchini and beets.
And last but not least, just to give you an idea of how long our yard is, the view from the garden to the house. With the new swing set on the left.
I am really excited to see all these little lovelies start sprouting and for this spring project to take form.
What are your spring projects? I would love to hear about it in the comments.