Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Garden.

I've always wanted a garden. It was always a task too daunting to commit to. But this house came well equipped for me NOT to fail. Rows - ready for seeds/plants - were already lined up with soaker hoses. There are various areas well suited to the needs of different plants - partial shade/full sun/wire fency thingies for your tomatoes to grow on..(let's ignore the fact I called them wire fency thingies -thank you -clearly I am a beginner.)

Deer fencing surrounds the whole area - I wonder if the bunnies will get in here but we didn't plant any carrots so we should be o.k.- wink wink.

There are even a few berry bushes and fruit trees well established - peaches and I think a pear tree - they are still too little for me to tell.

The girls are so excited. They have promised that they will eat all of the veggies that will grow. I will probably be frozen with shock if Allison sits at the table downing a plate of eggplant, but stranger things have happened. Emily is most excited about the cucumbers, she already eats them by the bowlful. If they can like one new vegetable, then mission accomplished.

I will be giving updates on the progress of this - unless it all dies, then I'll probably just lie and say that it is doing great and we are reaping the bounty, and I swear I would show you, but I lost my camera.

: )

Have a Happy Day.


Abby said...

So jealous!! I know you'll have a blast with this. I love gardening, although I'm restricted to pots for now. Also--I didn't miss the fact that you posted your link to FB---YAY! :)

Alicia said...

Holy garden! That's quite a setup. I'm kinda jealous. But not jealous enough for my husband to use 1/2 our backyard like he'd like to for our garden. He only gets a 16' x 16' area for the veggies:)

This reminds me of my grandparents garden. Maybe you can be the "Tomato Girl" like my grandfather was the "Tomato Man".

BeadedTail said...

What a big ol' garden! That'll be so fun to grow all kinds of things in and I do hope they all make it! A friend in Waco has a hard time with her garden when it gets really hot in the summer so hope you can provide some tips and tricks!

Duni said...

Hi Kristin!

how lovely that you have such a wonderful garden all set up to grow yummy veggies. With all the sunshine you get you will reap plenty!
How convenient that there are hoses for watering already installed. Cool!

Tammy said...

Very exciting. I'm sure it will do great. What a wonderful space all ready for a garden.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like you've got your work cut out for you! Let the girls help, maybe even give them their own plants with little name tags like, "Emily's eggplant" you'll be surprised how much ownership will license them to eat!