Tuesday, June 14, 2011


The hubbster and I decided to start a garden this year!  Farmer Hubbster comes from a family of garden growers that offered lots of advice.  We have quite a large and unique backyard so building the garden was a bit of a challenge.  Our sweet neighbor brought his tractor over and helped us lay the cross-ties (man those things are heavy!), fill the garden with dirt (we shoveled tons of it too!), and he even made us a nice little dirt driveway leading to the garden. 

 Sydney was super excited about the garden too!

The puppies LOVE when we are outside working in the garden; that means they get lots of time to play outside! 

Originally we planned to start our garden out kind of small so we could figure things out this first go around.  We wanted to plant all the different kinds of veggies that we buy at the grocey store.  We planted cucumbers, corn, jalapenos, bell peppers, watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce, green beans, strawberries, and blueberries!  We also planted a lot of flowers - zinnias, sunflowers, etc.  I can't wait to see them bloom!  Needless to say, our garden did not stay "small" like we intended. 

It's hard work starting and caring for a garden, but it's been really exciting to watch our little seeds grow into yummy fruits, veggies,and flowers that we can harvest from our own backyard!  So far, we've been able to harvest and eat zucchini, strawberries, jalapenos, bell peppers, and tomatoes.  The flowers are getting really tall, but no blooms yet.  I'll be sure to keep ya posted.  Happy gardening!

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