how our garden grows

My hubby has a knack for gardening.  We have lived in our home for almost 4 years and have had at least a small garden each year.  Last year we just did tomatoes and vowed to have a better garden this summer than ever before.

We have had two predicaments in the past...hilly ground and lots of shade.

Hubby, being the handyman he is, along with his dad's help, leveled out a place in our backyard with compost and railroad ties.  They also cut down a tree that was blocking the sunlight from our garden spot.  We now have a level spot that gets about 6-7 hours of sunlight.  Perfect.

When planning what we wanted to grow, we took into consideration what we purchase the most from the grocery and/or farmers market as well as what types of veggies I want to have on hand to make homemade baby food.  We also decided to go organic with our veggies of course.

When planning on the layout of our garden, we honestly just used my hubby's knowledge.  He's good like that.  We purchased the plants from Wal-Mart, as well as purchased some seeds from our local farm store.

We spent the day on Sunday afternoon tilling and planting our garden as a family.  Such fun!

We decided to plant:

-red peppers
-banana peppers
-yellow corn
-green beans

On my deck, I'm also growing lavender, cilantro, and parsley.

Someone even enjoyed planting from afar, getting her feet in the dirt, and eventually snoozing in the shade.  :)

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  1. I LOVE gardening! Right now since we don't have a yard I have my patio garden going! I love what you have planned, it sounds great! My mom always had a garden and I can't wait to plant one for Miss Emma Claire!

  2. I really want to garden one way! I think it would be so great to have fresh veggies right in your backyard!

  3. Completely jealous. I am a serial plant killer, even fake plants don't stand a chance on my watch!! Love this!

  4. I really miss having our house for this reason! I looove gardening and just wish we had somewhere to plant a garden here but thats one of the downsides in living in a townhouse I guess :(


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