Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Garden Project

This spring Ben and I decided that we wanted to put in a garden. We originally had a dog kennel in the corner of our yard but our wonderful Home Owners Association told us that we couldn't have it there so we HAD to take it down. We were going to just put in a little garden but after talking about it and planning it for about 30 min or so it ended up being way bigger then we thought it would be. It was so much hard work but we LOVED every minute of it. I took a lot of pictures of the progress along the way. Here are some....

I wanted you all to know that I did work with Ben but I also made sure that I had my coffee out there too.

The neighborhood boys sure enjoyed having piles of dirt and sod to play with. I'm not real sure what they were doing in this picture but I think there were cars involved.
Here it is, all ready for the dirt to arrive. Look at the beautiful wall that we built.
Here it is!!! Our WHOLE dump truck full of dirt. The biggest bummer of it all was that the dump truck couldn't fit back to the garden. We had to haul it all back to there one wheel barrel load at a time. We were so sore for the next week or so!
The kids thought it was cool to climb up on the mountain of dirt. They got so dirty!
Hey, it's almost ready to plant....
and now it's planted!!

Here it is a lot later after everything had some good water and sun.
This onion looked so big but when we pulled it, not so much. It was good though.
My HUGE zucchini plants.
Here's Ben harvesting some stuff....I think it's the big (not so much) onion.
And here's some of the fruits of our labors. The last two nights we've had veggies and potatoes. It's been so fun eating stuff that we working so hard for.
So there it is....our new hobby. I have learned a lot this year about gardening and I can't wait until next year to try a few new things. For now, we are just going to keep enjoying the food we are getting out of it.


Everyday Becky said...

Your wall IS beautiful! : ) Gardening is fun, huh? Ours is OUT OF CONTROL this year. We need to expand. Ha Ha. I'm not much help. Pat has become Farmer Pat now. : )

Heather said...

Looks good Ang,I can't believe I haven't seen it. We would have had a great crop of tomatoes this year but dumb dog trampled them. I think the tomatoes, onions and peppers are my fave.

Crystal said...

I love your blogs- I wish you could do 3 a day :) I know, Iknow... those kids keep you busy. The pictures don't do your garden justice. The veggie were AMAZING.

Em said...

Good job you guys! I want to do a raised garden next year, we'll see whether we get it done or not! I love the wall! We were thinking abotu doing railroad ties but we heard that the stuff they put on them leeches into the soil and can be bad for the plants/you?? anyway, looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job Angie. Heidi and I also made the same mistake with the onions, they look huge on the outside but in the ground, not so big. Next time, as a neighbor told me who happens to farm onions, wait for the tips of the leaves to start drying up. Then you know its time. The leaves may get to three to four feet high while you wait, but its worth it in the end.

Katy said...

How cool! I did my Topsy Turvey thing this year and have loved eating peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers but would love to one day do a big raised garden! Great job! I know it's a lot of work!

Sally Jo said...

I'm so proud of you guys. I know how much work those walls are, but they sure look good. I'm so glad the boys are learning where food comes from. Grandma