Tuesday, May 6, 2014

regarding the garden: fingers crossed

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So here is our garden. I think we are a little in over our heads. We have 4 garden beds that are 4ft x 12ft. We have 16 tomato plants for crying out loud! So, in our garden beds we are growing:

tomatoes
peppers
potatoes
sweet potatoes
spinach
squash
romaine lettuce
iceburg lettuce
mustard greens
green beans
ground cherries
onions
cucumbers
watermelon
corn (to be planted)

Whew. I'm not gonna lie to ya- it's been a lot of work and it's not been the cheapest project. Honestly, I'm not sure if the veggies we will yield will off set the cost. However, next year we won't have to buy as much of the starter supplies. We had 3 garden beds last year but they were half the size of the current ones and not as deep, so we redid those. At the end of the vegetable garden beds we have flowers planted. For the flower beds we just planted seeds, so we'll see what happens with that. We also have 8 rose bushes. I could probably do a whole post on that, and one day I shall.

I definitely think growing your own food is worth it though. There is nothing more satisfying than going out to your garden and picking a vegetable and eating it. The taste is significantly better and you know exactly where it came form. Also, there is always something new to learn with gardening. This is just our second year growing food and I feel like I know nothing. There are so many different ways you can save yourself time and money, and we're still trying to figure all that out. We knew absolutely nothing last year and had pretty good success. I am super excited to see how everything turns out!

-Casey

8 comments:

  1. Awesome! When I move out of my city apartment, the first thing I want to do is start a garden!!

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    1. You can start one in your apartment! Look up a girl called Apartment Gardener on instagram. She's growing all kinds of stuff. Also look into hydroponics.

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  2. I have a roof top full of greenery but nothing compares to a beautiful garden!Well done!

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    1. A roof top full of greenery sounds pretty rad!

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  3. Listen, you guys will have plenty of help in T-minus a few weeks. We'll rock it. Mini cow, chickens, bees and all.

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    1. Welllll we are definitely going to need it! Can't wait to get those bees and that mini cow ;)

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  4. So, I've been doing some gardening this year in an effort to make my back yard more interesting for my little boy, and when the little seedlings get going indoors, I'm all, "OMG! This is so awesome! I can do this!" And then I move them outside and ALL THE THINGS start happening to them, and I'm just rocking the thousand yard stare and asking myself, "WTF was I thinking...."

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    1. haha! Absolutely :) They are so cute & little as seedlings, then you have to plant them all...

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