Monday, April 20, 2015

Gardening has Started!

Please forgive me for my lack of posting last week.  I'm happy to say the beautiful summer weather has finally made it to our neck of the woods!  So any nap times have been spent outside trying to clear away winter debris + get our property ready for summer beauty...

Sunday after EJ's party, I was able to rally my hubby + in-laws to fill in the trench around our home addition with top soil.  Even the young boys next door wanted to help us shovel it out of the truck and into the wheel borrow.  I loved how quickly it went with so many hands!

Friday I finally planted two large rhubarb starts during nap time and I'm so excited to see them taking root.  Saturday hubby picked up a truck load of compost to spread on top of the topsoil, around the rhubarb and around the back side of the addition for the future blueberry bed.   

After I planted the rhubarb I got to work pulling out all the grass taking over our 3 remaining raised beds.  (Two? years ago hubby had to remove 2 beds in order to bury our electric line to the house).

It is definitely taking longer than I wanted. 

But I'm so thrilled to see all the earth worms that have taken up residence in the beds!  I don't remember seeing ONE when we were building + tilling them 3 years ago.


my dad is starting my Amish paste tomato + bell pepper seeds since I don't have access to a sunny south window this year (or the time to remember to water them) and he sent me this picture last night of the SPROUTS!

How is your garden growing?


  1. Wow, it's so cool to see all the life sprouting forth! I have a brown thumb (at least so far lol), so I have a lot of admiration for gardeners. Keep up all the hard work! It looks awesome =D

  2. Thanks Meghan! I used to feel the same way. I started with pots and super-easy-to-grow plants (green beans, tomatoes) and they helped to increase my confidence. Also teach me to remember to water them, harvest, etc. :) I'd be happy to help you get started with a planter or two! :)

  3. I'll have to think about it! In the past I've tried to grow tomatoes in containers and a few herbs. I think part of my problem is that our backyard is full shade with no sun. Maybe if we can move I'll take you up on that offer!

  4. Yeah full shade is hard. Leaf veggies would be better for you then. Like lettuce, spinach, etc. You might be able to try beets or kohlrabi.
    I'd LOVE to help you set up a garden when you guys move! :)