Garden Update

We finally got the garden up and going several weeks ago. It was a multiple weekend project. Josh tilled the entire garden, made the rows, added cow manure, placed the irrigation across the rows and then we put the tarp on top to minimize our weeds. THEN it was time to plant the seedlings or vegetables that go straight from seed.

It was an adventure! The boys helped do some of the planting. In their Easter baskets they received some carrot seeds, flower seeds, a shovel, small rake and a strawberry plant. They were so incredibly excited! Daddy took them out to plant everything while I cleaned up the brunch mess. His idea of adult supervision differs from mine….they did whatever they wanted so we have carrot seeds all over and flower seeds in the vegetable patch as opposed to the flower pots. They had fun though and that is what counts….I will get more flower seeds though!

Here is a look at our garden….
Raised beds
The new raised beds.

Raised beds
The old herb garden next to the new beds got a face lift with some new soil and another level of wood for height. This is where the boys planted their goodies.

Strawberries
Jack’s strawberries

Carrots
Clearly we will need to thin out the carrots!

Cherry tomato plant
We bought a cherry tomato plant and put it in the raised bed. Hopefully these will be ready before the plants started from seed, the sooner I can have tomatoes the better!

Basil
Basil, this one from a plant. There are also several started from seed that are still really small.

Mojito mint
Mojito mint, a summer staple in cocktails! Also great with fresh fruit.

Lettuce
Lettuce
Mixed field greens. These make the best salads! Almost ready to be picked. The boys eat these straight from the garden and call it their “lettuce snack” when they get hungry playing outside!

Broccoli
Broccoli

Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi

Blackberries
Blackberry bush getting ready to blossom

Blueberries
Blueberries

This is just a glimpse, there are lots of other plants like peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, melons and more! I am so excited to harvest soon! Hopefully it will be another great year for the garden.

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6 thoughts on “Garden Update

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      Thanks Michael! We love having the boys help us in the garden. I am a firm believer in getting kids involved in both food preparation and growing. The more they learn at a young age the getter they understand and appreciate good food and a healthy diet.

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  1. Chef Amy at Remke Markets

    I love it Gretchen!! My Dad would be so jealous, granted we are not in the best climate 🙂
    He does have some baby leaf lettuce that I picked with week, I some for my lunch today 🙂 but that was in his greenhouse.
    what are those worm looking things and what do they do for the garden, do you have them all over or on certain plants??? 🙂

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    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      Too funny about the “worms”! Those are just what falls from the pine trees this time of year. Just had our first lettuce from the garden over the weekend. I love spring salads! I saw a blossom on one of my tomato plants, I can’t wait!

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