Monday, May 31, 2010

One of my favorite things about owning our own home, is having the freedom to have a garden! Colby was just as excited about this, so together we planted our own. In Arkansas, the ground is mostly clay, so we had to build our garden on top of our ground. Colby hauled over 20 wheel barrels full of soil to fill the garden box he had made, then mixed it with compost, etc. We had planted a few of the plants indoors, planted several outside directly in the garden, and had a few purchased "starter" plants. The plants have really taken off (along with the weeds) and we had our first garden food last night, green beans.

Our main garden is 20'x5' and consists of peppers, jalapeno, tomatoes (Roma, Early Girl, Better Boy), summer squash, zucchini, green beans, beets, green onion, peas and a small herb garden (chives, basil, cilantro, oregano, and rosemary). We have a separate flower bed along the side of our house with strawberries, cantaloupe and watermelon and one small fruit tree in the corner.

Here are some pictures. In order to get everything in without photo overload, I made them into collages. If you want to see the details (Mom and Dad), click on the image and you will see it larger. :) Enjoy!

the main garden: mini pictures are green onions, beets, tomatoes, artichoke and zucchini


peach tree--we have 7 peaches and we planted it this year. We are calling that a success.


Side Garden--strawberries (covered so the birds don't keep eating all the good ones), cantaloupe and watermelon


Amy said...

I am impressed!! I love gardens!!! Nothing like fresh vegies from your very own garden!

Mom J said...

This looks so good! The only thing we have is artichokes! Oh! I picked 8 black berries today -- and gave 4 of them to Dad. They are pretty good, but not as big as Joe's used to be. I have to ask him what his secret was!
Not only does your garden look good, but the photography is fun, too! Great Job on both! Love you -- Mom

The Heiner Family! said...

Wow! It looks great I am so jealous we don't have a garden this year. Love the pictures thanks for sharing.

Brittney said...

Wow, that is definitely impressive! You planted all the good stuff too!

Megan and Mike said...

thats why im ready to buy a house too i love that

Brittany H said...

Way to go! Darren and I talk all the time about when we can have a backyard with a garden!!