Take a Walk Through My Vegetable Garden

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This year we have taken on a huge  project in the yard.  We have started this pretty awesome vegetable garden.  I’ve grown vegetables before but, in our previous house, we did not have a big yard.  As a matter of fact, we had a pretty small yard.  Our garden was confined to pots and a small patch of grass that didn’t get a lot of sun and was enjoyed by the bunnies.

In our new house, the previous owners had this awesome garden space.  It’s a large space, well for us it is, but, in my opinion, was not set up well.  They had used large pots and even small ponds, yes ponds like for fish,  that the set into the stone.  I’m sure it worked well for them but I had trouble fitting everything I wanted to grow.  For such a large space, I felt I wasn’t getting the best use of it.  So, with that said, my husband and I transformed it into what you see above.

The garden in the back of the picture is my cool weather garden.  In there I have planted Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Onion & String Beans.  I also have Grapes & Blueberries that we hope will grow on the rope we placed across the back.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.49.24 PMRomaine Lettuce almost ready to be picked.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.51.28 PMCan you spot that little tiny head of broccoli just starting there.  This is one that I can’t wait to eat!

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.51.17 PMThe string beans already starting to climb up the string we set up.  It amazes me how quickly they latch onto the string.  I go out there and check it out all the time.  A little obsessed I think right 😉

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.51.38 PMIn some of the other beds, I started some plants from seed including the carrots, zucchini, cantaloupe, peppers, eggplant and tomato.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.51.07 PMLook how cute those carrot tops are.  I just want to pick them and see how big they are now.  Patience is not in my vocabulary.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.50.55 PMEveryday another leaf opens up on the zucchini.  Hard to image that in a few short weeks the whole bed will be taken over by these leaves.  Hopefully some zuchinni too.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.50.39 PMFor my tomato and some of my pepper plants, I reused some of the pots that had been buried in the stone to grow them in.  See that Tomato Sign stuck in the pot? That was my mother’s day gift from my kids.  They got them from an Etsy shop and I have one for almost everything I’m growing.  I think I’ll keep them.  The kids I mean 😉

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.50.30 PMAnd look!  Can you guess what that is?

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.49.12 PMMy poor little cantaloupe plants.  Something is feasting on the leaves.  I’ll have to keep a close on eye them

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.48.27 PMThis side of the garden we’ve got corn & cucumber.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 2.50.47 PMLook at those tiny corn plants.  They will be taller then me in no time.  I hope anyway.  I’m actually doing an experiment.  I planted cucumbers in between the corn and I’m going to try to grow the cucumbers vertically and use the corn stalks as support.  Not sure how that will turn out but I thought, hey why not.

So, that is my garden.  If you are looking for me this summer, I’ll probably be in there watching the green beans climb up the string.

Happy Gardening!

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