Time for an update on our yard!
The month of May seemed to be all about yard work…probably the most I’ve ever done :) I mean weeding alone can occupy many many full days and you’ll never be done!!
We’ve been at our house for 1 year this month! I’d love to share some of the adventures/projects as new homeowners.
#1 – Vegetable Garden
I always knew I wanted to have a veggie garden. We didn’t move in early enough last year to really get one going, although we did have a few tomato plants last year and those are always great to have.
We did tomatoes again in the same spot, as that worked out pretty well and we’d have more room for other veggies in the new garden.
For our new garden, we did a raised bed. We build the box ourselves, and it’s 4’x8’ and 8” high.
The area we chose gets a lot of sun throughout the day which is very important. The plastic in the picture was there when we bought it to keep weeds at bay, so we cut around it for the bed instead of removing it.
My handyman/yard work champion
Once in place, it was time to buy some veggies!
They had SOOOO many things to choose from, it was a hard decision and we really didn’t know how many different items we could fit into our garden.
Look at all these gorgeous basil leaves!!!!!!!!!
This is what an asparagus plant looks like
I bought 1 to see what would happen, but we wont see anything from the plant until at least next Spring.
Thought this was interesting…
A Stevia plant! Didn’t get one though.
In the end we had a full cart of veggies and herbs
- green, red, and yellow peppers
- mesclun lettuce
- red onion
- summer squash
- snap peas
And into the ground they went…
Aside from 1 year with tomatoes, we are both gardening newbies! So we are figuring that this year is more of a learning experience than anything…but I do hope we have some success!
So far things are going pretty good…not great, but good. I really need to read up more about each plant and how to take care of them. It’s also only been 3 weeks so I don’t know how much growth to expect yet.
If anyone has any tips for any of the items we are growing it would be greatly appreciated!! :)