In spite of the fact that the neighbors chickens and one wayward dog completely leveled 5 trays of seedlings back in April we have managed to put together a garden anyway, albeit much smaller than we planned for this year. I can’t tell you how happy I am that there are hundreds of blooms spring forth from this tiny backyard garden. If all those blooms survive and produce fruit, it will definitely be an added bonus to help our little family save and make healthy choices.
The brown, Goodwill special garden bench in the pic above is my favorite seat at the house. I spend a lot of time sitting and thinking about things on that bench. It’s by far the most peaceful place in my life. I don’t know what I’d do if this little patch of land wasn’t a reality for me.
Check out the tomato and zucchini babies! I am growing only organic, heirloom variety seeds in my garden.
In the next month or so we are tilling the ground to make three more garden patches like this one. So the back yard will be four garden patches of vegetables. There is an old barn/shed on the back edge of our property and we plan on clearing off the vines and brush that have grown over the structure in the fall when all the green dies away and leaves dry, brown, fibrous stalks so it’s easier to trim. I’ll be putting in supports all along that structure and planting blackberries, raspberries and blueberries in the spring along that area.
How is your garden growing this year?