Friday, April 12, 2013

Our garden, part dos

Thankfully the April showers have started in a big way the past few days where I live, which has been great for a few things. One, I don't have to worry about watering the seedlings in the garden daily and two, it's been great to get some of that pollen out of the air.
I took these pictures about 2 days ago and already I've noticed a change in how big the plants have gotten. I can't wait to give an updates when everything has fully grown in.
So here's our tiny yard tour. On one side of our yard, we have 3 7'x2' beds which we've sectioned off into one foot sections. My husband built them (very easily and cheaply) and they look great. I'd like to add another 2 next season, but we'll see how it goes.

This is the first bed, closest to our house. We currently have a variety of snap, sugar, and pod peas and they are coming up super fast. As soon as they are fully harvested, we'll turn this bed over and plant beans.

This is the second bed and you can also see a cold frame that good friends of ours lent us. This bed currently holds broccoli, cauliflower, and broccoli rabe and they are coming along very well. We'll turn these beds over in the summer for tomatoes and peppers.

Our third and final raised bed currently holds cabbage, kohlrabi, and turnips. Surprisingly, all of the seeds we planted and all of our seedlings have done very well so far. I'm excited for our first harvest. And once these are done, we'll put our melons in over the summer. But just look at this cute little Pak Choi seedling!

And towards the right of the picture, you can see 3 laundry baskets that currently hold our potatoes. We have 3 types of potatoes going. This is our first time trying potatoes in baskets, so we'll see how it goes. If it works as everything I've read on Pinterest indicates that it should, we should have a nice little bumper potato crop.

 And this is our final and main garden area. This is where our eggplants, herbs, kale, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, carrots, radishes, okra, onions and the rest of our hot peppers. We're also going to do strawberry plants in the cinder block holes. (ignore the mess on the deck - I was in the middle of pulling out pots and rearranging gardening stuff)

We'll also have a variety of containers planted around the garden, with more herbs, flowers, and other veggies. I can't wait!

And this is our big helper, Gracie! She has been loving our tiny but much loved backyard. I've had her since she was a wee pup and we've only lived in apartments where she had to be walked on a leash. When she first discovered that she could run around on her own and and be wherever she wanted in her own back yard, she lost her little mind in excitement.

So that's it! That's our humble but happy garden. I can't wait to share pictures once everything has fully grown in and looks like a real garden.

Happy Spring, y'all!


Patrick said...

Lookin good! Can't wait to see the harvest!

Poornima said...

Your garden looks so neat and nice. Hope you will post pictures of it filled with plants soon!

Fiber said...

Thanks, Poornima!
We will have to post and update soon - the plants have already grown so much bigger in just a week or two!