How Will My Garden Grow? April 2013


Springtime!!!!! Ah, the bumblebees are buzzing, the trees are budding, and the scent of freshly tilled earth has arrived at the Garcia household.

My hubby,  my friend, Julianne, and I tilled the garden last weekend. Julio and I tilled the side garden (which is chock-ful of rocks), added compost, and extra soil with fertilizer. Then we made a fence and he made a gate. It is not a beautiful garden, but we are hoping that with each year, the earth will get better and better. Today I planted corn in rows and stuck some sticks on either side of each row, so I didn’t step on them! In a couple weeks I’ll plant some butternut squash and watermelons between them. Here are some pictures!

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Last week Julianne, Julio, and I tilled the back garden. The earth is so soft and rich now after I worked it really well last year. Today I planted green lettuce, red sail lettuce, spinach, and arugula in one corner.

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Next to that are some onions that were planted last year and haven’t died. They may or may not be okay to eat. 🙂 Next to the onions I planted carrot seeds. I then planted tomatoes and snap peas.

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In the front yard I have an herb garden. Several herbs made it all the way through the winter. Actually all of them except the basil and the parsley (which I replanted).

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So I have my Scarsborough Fair garden with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

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And I have lavender and oregano and some space for basil. Yum!

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One of my big goals for our home is to be as self-sustainable as possible, so I bought my first two blackberry bushes from Lowe’s. I hope to one day have bushes and grapevines lining the fences and also have a fruit tree (I’m leaning towards apple). Here are my first two blackberry bushes!

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Here are some pretty pictures of flowers around my house.

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This garden is on the other side of my house and mostly grows weeds and three or four different types of mint. We may or may not tackle this garden next year.

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And then there are these crazy vines growing on the back fence…not sure if they are weeds or something good. Does anyone know?

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Anyway, those are the gardens and plants around my house! I hope to update their growth progress (hopefully not their demise) throughout the summer. Enjoy the spring weather!

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2 thoughts on “How Will My Garden Grow? April 2013

  1. I can’t tell about your vine right now — need to see some leaves first, 🙂 It sure looks like it may be a grape that someone was trying for at some point. (Thing is, you have to have at least two grape vines for pollination.) If it’s a grape, it may have gone wild since it doesn’t seem to have been tended much. Grape vines can be notoriously hard to get rid of — but only when you don’t want them! If you *do* want them, they’re notoriously hard to get growing and producing well, LOL

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