31 May 2011
Justin has been working like mad on our backyard this year! And I had to show you the post he wrote for our family blog about our garden.
Do you all like gardening?
It is such fun! Here is what Justin said:
I have been having a blast with my garden/back yard this year!! It all started in mid February when the weather was very comfortable to be working and playing outside. I am especially loving this year because of my little Etta is walking and able to play outside with me. She is such a great helper.
I have organized the back yard quite a bit this year building a new deck, more mature plants and starting a new path to the chicken coop, from free bricks that I got from a friend. We like- LOVE FREE!
So anyway, this year we purchased our vegetable plants at The Home Depot, since it is so convenient. We purchased the plants around the first weekend in March, just after the last frost (luckily). This was about a month earlier than we did our for the first year that we tried planting and had little success, because we were too late, and the heat scorched our plants before they had a chance to produce veggies.
We purchased the following plants that are doing great and thriving:
(4) tomato plants: Patio, Grape, Roma and Celebrity
(2) zucchini plants
(2) yellow crookneck squash
(2) egg plant (first time to try these)
(4) strawberry plants
(2) burpless cucumber plants
(1) package of pumpkin seeds (I planted two different clumps on the side yard in back.)
(1) watermelon (planted in pot thinking it would do well, but has not grown at all. It makes me sad.)
Herbs in pots on the patio table
(1) basil plant
(1) sage plant
(1) rosemary plant
(We just picked 5 eggplants yesterday too!)
What are you planting? Are you having good luck?
What other plants do we need to try growing - next year (or this fall!)?