Gardening 2015

Gardening and life are a little different this year.

Gardening is still fun but its a lot harder when your almost 8 months pregnant. I cant get ahead of the weeds. My legs cramp up if I work too hard and dont have a stool to sit on… I could go on but I wont. Because as much as I would like to go on 6 hour gardening benders I am just happy that I have a garden :).

More garden updates to come shortly.

Here is what the sweet earth is giving us this year.

Peas and Green Beans
Peas and Green Beans
Romaine and Red and Green Leaf Lettuce
Romaine and Red and Green Leaf Lettuce
Red and Green Grape Tomatoes
Red and Green Grape Tomatoes
Still Green Cherry Tomatoes
Still Green Cherry Tomatoes
Blueberries that were planted last year started producing this year. I think the birds have got most of them though.
Blueberries that were planted last year started producing this year. I think the birds have got most of them though.

Gardening 2014

This past summer was a great joy for me. It was the first real summer where I was able to have a vegetable garden in my back yard. We moved into our place August 2013 so I experimented with the soil, planting some peppers and basil that I had in pots on our apartment balcony.

I spent countless hours, weeding, digging and prepping the soil in the spring. On weekends I would go outside at about 10 am come inside around 4 pm and my calves and thighs would be so tight I could barely walk. I also got a killer gardeners tan, which was only the top half of my back.

Here is some photo highlights of my vegetable garden. I used the jalapenos and carrots to make some of the jams and jelly’s that I have sold this year at craft shows and online on Etsy.

2014-07-23 15.47.59 2014-07-23 15.48.06 2014-07-23 15.47.42 2014-07-23 15.47.31 2014-07-23 15.47.20I am always looking for tips on how to prevent bugs and slugs from eating my produce. If you have any natural remedies please let me know.