Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Green Thumb

No matter what my husband or sisters for that matter, might tell you depending on the day... No, I am not turning into the Wicked Witch of the West. I'm not turning green. BUT, Dusty and I did start a garden in our backyard and my thumbs are now officially 'green'. We've planted a lot of vegetables and some fruits according to the Square Foot Gardening method. Our backyard still needs a lot of work and we're slowly going to get it done.
However, here's our yard before the garden...

Dusty built the whole thing. In all of his OCD fashion he spent much time planning it out and measuring, over and over and over again. Here's the finished product! We poured cement, laid all the bricks oursleves and then shoveled 3 truck-loads of dirt into the backyard and 1 super truck-load of mulch/manure. I will toot my own horn and say that I did 75% of the shoveling myself without Dusty. He just had to work the days we could get dirt from a home builder down the road.





It's working! We planted Tomatos, Cucumbers, Jalepenos, Bell Peppers, Corn, Carrots, Onions, Basil, Cilantro, Yellow Squash, Zuccini Squash, Cantelope, Watermelon, and Pumpkin!
Here's our little pumpkin plant starting to sprout!


Cantelope!


Tomatos, bell peppers, cucumbers, and jalepenos-
all started from plants grown at Home Depot.



Corn!


Stay tuned for more pictures once the crop starts to come in!

12 comments:

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Very Nice! Your Dad will be soosooo PROUD!!!!!!

David and Jenny said...

Okay, I'm totally impressed. I would love to plant a garden but I'm afraid that I kill anything I try to plant...

Jana said...

Wow! Yours is doing alot better than mine! I really like the square foot thing, I wish I would done that with mine.

Julie said...

Great job!! If you grow enough veggie you should make Carma's baby food. I did all of G homemade and loved it I wish I could have grown my own veggies!! Check out the book Super Babyfood by Ruth Yaron

brooke gfunk said...

Congrats ! As a fellow beginning gardner I can appreciate your hard work and how fun gardening is turning out to be!

hilari said...

now the term old fogie really does imply.

i will not be making jokes when you are delivering fresh produce over to my house. :-)

The Picketts said...

WOW! I'm a little jealous that your garden is bigger than ours! Dusty did a great job with the wall and You, my friend, did great in all your "shoveling" bliss! Next year.....ours will be bigger than yours! HA HA!

Mark&Gisele said...

Yummy Veggies! Your garden looks wonderful!

~LisaLou~ said...

Wow! Awesome! You guys did a great job! I am going to have to check out the sq. ft. gardening. My sis in law is doing it and loves it as well.

Anonymous said...

hey! my sis just sent me a link to her mother-in-laws website. Maybe you can get some ideas! easybalconygardening.com

PS. It looks great!....Brooke

maelynn said...

Well, look at you! AND you just had a baby? Dang! I'm impressed, to say the least!

The Holcombs said...

impressive, seriously I was thinking about doing some pots with herbs and here you are with a full blown garden. WOW. guess I should get to do those herb pots now.