Saturday, June 05, 2010

Planting The Garden

I've been busy this week! Started planting the vegetables and herbs - can't wait to start eating fresh goodies from my own garden!

The first 2 pics show all the tomatoes I have planted - lots of different varieties and heirlooms, and extra cherry tomato plants - they are my favorite!

The picture below shows some of the cucumber plants I just put in. I hope they do better this time - last year some kind of bug attacked the vines and killed them. I do not use pesticides on any of my plants, so don't want to go that route.

I use large buckets to plant many of the herbs in. I like to be able to move them over to the patio when I want, so I can smell the heavenly fragrance from them!

More to come, and lots of thrifted goodies to show you too!


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Getting The Garden Ready - Part 1

I have been hard at work getting the garden ready to plant! It may seem a bit late to start, but I have been very busy and this is the first time I have had to really spend time working on it. My neighbor planted much earlier, and has already lost many of the plants because it still got too cold. There are 2 plots in the back yard - they are both about the same size, approximately 12' x 25'.

I will take you on a tour of the back yard, and will update as more things get planted. The first pic shows one of the spaces freshly tilled. (You can click on the pics to get a bigger view.) The garden spaces don't look that big in the photo, but they are quite a good size. And my aching back will attest to that fact! :)

I have made a board frame to surround the garden spaces, and have put in fencing rods and then attached chicken wire to go all around. Have to do that or the cute little bunnies will get in and chew everything in site. We have LOTS of bunnies around here!

The last pic shows some of the rows of additional fencing I am placing in the garden to help support some of the vegetable plants.

That is all for today, but I will have more updates on my progress later this week!