The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

05 May 2011

The beginning - our garden

Finally, it has warmed up enough to be outside in the garden. Except for the wind, yesterday was perfect for getting our hands in the dirt. It now officially feels like gardening season since the tomatoes are in. It will still be a few weeks for the squash and melons to go in, but we are getting there.

These are the seedlings we have been babying for the last two months- they are finally leaving the nest {greenhouse} and spent their first night in the garden last night. It was a proud moment for me- I get a little weird about my baby plants.

It doesn't look spectacular - yet. But I am able to envision what it will look like come July.

Three rows of beans - two rows of green bush beans {Kentucky wonder} and one row of pole beans {Dragon Tongue}.

Tomatoes. I love tomatoes. We have Yellow Pear, Amish Paste, Lemon Drop, Gold Medal, Jelly Bean, Roma, Green Zebra, Eva Purple Ball and Brandywine. Have I mentioned that I love tomatoes?

The peas we planted in early March are doing really well and I'm looking forward to harvesting them in about a month, as long as it doesn't get too hot.

The raspberry patch. So excited to harvest berries this year!

The girls - not part of our garden, but they are next to the garden so we can visit every time we are out there. How I wish I could give them a free-range life. Someday!!

Our broccoli looks very happy and healthy.

And last, but not least, my big helper last night. The garden is definitely a family project.


  1. Mrs. Feickert~ Thanks for your comment on my blog! I think I could learn a lot from you, though. Your plants look beautiful! I get a little weird about mine too. When you get to watch them grow from seed to plant they become your babies. ;)

  2. This just makes me wish I could get out in the dirt and plant and watch them grow into Food hood. I guess I will just have to watch your babies grow into adults. Keep us informed on their development. It looks great. Gramma XO