"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 4, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow….

I thought I’d give you a little update on our garden progress. Here is the first post so you can compare picture if you so choose.

My husband has had quite a time with mole crickets. They love to feed on the roots of our  plants. So he did have to resort to putting some poison “around” some areas to head them off.

I took these picture about 2 days ago after 2 days of really good rain. It’s like the garden sprung to life.

We are all ready eating the romaine lettuce and the chard. Both are delicious.

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There are a lot of green beans that are ready to be picked and the onions are looking good .IMG_1668 IMG_1667

There are a lot of little ears of corn starting to “pop” up. Ha!  Our cucumbers have tons of flowers on them and a few that are already an inch long.

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We’ve never grown peas before so we aren’t sure if they’re doing well or not. LOL! They’re still green and growing so we figure that’s a good thing. It’s hard telling how our carrots are doing but the tops are tall and green so we’ll see.

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Not pictured are tomato  and bell pepper plants. He just planted those so they are still really small.

Our hope is to till out more land for our squash and melons for our summer crop. We also want to plant more strawberries and blueberries. I’ll keep you posted on that.

I have to tell you that it sure is exciting eating the fruits of your labor. My husband has worked so hard and he loves it when he sees his efforts before us at the dinner table.

Do you have a garden and if so how’s it doing? I know different areas have different growing zones so some of you might not have even planted anything yet.



  1. I am so happy for you to have your garden.See God wanted you to have this home for the backyard also!!
    You are way ahead of most of the country on planting...lol

    I can't wait to get home and see what all my hubbie has planted.

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. What a beautiful garden! We talk every year of planting a garden and every year we decide, "Maybe next year." It's difficult when we only have a city lot to work with...not much space. Hope you post more pictures as your garden continues to grow.
    Peace and blessings to you.

  3. Hello! Carol-Anne here!

    We tried a garden last year, what tured out really good were the Green beans, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers...we also tried tons of herbs and a WHOLE lot of corn but they died in the heat :( and from the caterpillers.
    Oh and right now I have alot of Potatoes growing, I've tried them before and got little tiny potatoes, so hopefully they will turn out good!

    I love your garden...please post more!!! Haha I love seeing tips and things to help us on our garden...


  4. Your garden looks incredible! I'm still trying to get the bermuda grass out of mine and then I hope to be planted in two weeks! I am so ready for home grown tomatoes!!!

  5. Beautiful garden! I don't have one myself as my garden has no full sun -- it's all shade. But I hope to become part of the community garden this summer. When, of course, the weather permits us Maritimers to plant!

  6. Love it! Everything looks so good and wonderful! We are reaping a few fruits of labor right now too. I picked my first english peas this morning (see post today) So excited!
    Love my garden!!
    Happy gardening to ya! :0)

  7. wow. your garden looks amazing. I haven't planted anything except one strawberry plant...I'm guessing you're further south than I am.

  8. What a gorgeous looking garden spot! Oh, it reminds me of our days at our country acreage, tending our vegetable gardens! Enjoy it while you are young, sweetie! Your own-grown veggies are the BEST!

  9. That is an amazing garden my friend!! You've done so well ('cause you did all the work, right? HA!)! Tell your hubs good job! So fun to see all that growth and to eat from it!

    Big I-think-your-garden-is-almost-bigger-than-our-whole-back-yard hugs to you! Hmmmm...just so ya know, I removed the word "size" from my hugs because now that I think about it - I already said "Big", didn't I? You'll have to tell me if it works or not - LOL!! Love ya my friend!

  10. What an inspiring post! It makes me anxious to get my fingers in the dirt. :) Yesterday, I pulled out last year's tomato vines and ties and am almost ready for my husband to till for the first time this season. Thanks for the pictures! I'll try not to be too jealous!

  11. I'm so glad I got to see! Thanks for the peek. Can't wait to see how you harvest it all! Hugs!!!!!

  12. I think it looks awesome! I love every bit of it. Can't wait to see more updates.


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