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.
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.
I 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.