{Update #2} Our Garden

Our garden grew a lot in the four days we were gone on vacation! We were excited to find how big the tomato plants and cabbages have gotten, how much the lettuce and spinach have grown, and the squash has sprouted. We were having trouble before with bunnies eating our peas and cabbage, but they seemed to have left it alone while we were gone, thankfully.

Our tomato plants now have little green tomatoes growing on them (about golf ball size), so it won’t be much longer now for those BLTs! The pepper plants have small peppers on them too, and the corn is much higher this week than when we left it.

My lettuce patch is much fuller now, but what with it being a mixture of seeds I planted, I’ve been slightly unsureΒ whether some of it is actually lettuce or maybe weeds. I guess I’ll figure that out once it gets a little bigger.

Here are some pictures I took after we got home, to see the changes in our little garden.

Have a great day!
~Courtney Faith


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{Update #1} Our First Garden

We’ve had lots (and lots!) of rain recently, and plenty of sun the past few days, so everything in the garden has really shot up and is looking really great so far. The tomato and pepper plants have blooms on them now, the cabbage plants are huge, the peas are growing fast, and the carrots, spinach, lettuce, and fennel are sprouting up too. The other things we’ve planted are popping up, and it’s really starting to look like a good Summer garden now.

We’re super excited to be gathering food from our own back yard, and I’m so thankful we have this opportunity to show our daughter about God’s earth and how He makes it all grow.

 

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Eden by her garden.


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Sprouting!


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Carrots, lettuce, and spinach are popping up!

 

 

 

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Peppers, broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, tomatoes, and the raised bed.


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Cabbage and broccoli.


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Tomatoes!


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“Clothes on the clothesline hangin’ in the sunshine, a garden growin ‘ in the ground.” -Josh Turner, “Way Down South”

Have a great day!

~Courtney Faith

 

Our Weekend

This past weekend the weather was absolutely perfect. And since we had been planning for a while to spruce up our front flowerbeds with an outside liner and new mulch, on Saturday afternoon we went to Home Depot and got the supplies we needed.

We were having problems with the old mulch that was already there when we moved here, because whenever it rained the mulch would wash out onto the sidewalk. The liner we put around the beds should hold the new mulch in now, and the landscaping fabric underneath it all will be nice for keeping the weeds from taking over.

The work didn’t take nearly as long as I expected, but we did wind up estimating a little low on how much liner and mulch we needed, so Hubby had to make a second trip to pick up more, but other than that (and the rain we unexpectedly got that evening which put our work off till Monday afternoon because we were gone all day Sunday) we finished up pretty quickly.

Here are some before and after pictures. Now that our flowerbeds are complete, we can put our full focus back onto the garden, which is growing quickly and beautifully! Soon we’ll have tomatoes and lettuce to make us some fresh BLTs. Yum!

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First step: Digging the Trench for the Lining

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One Side Dug and Lots of Dirt and Leaves Everywhere

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Lining Done!

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After: Right Side View

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After: Left Side View (with a Cute Little Addition to the Picture!)

Have a great day!
~Courtney Faith

Planting Our First Garden


This is our first Spring living in a house since we’ve been married, so since we now have our very own yard, we are super excited to be planting our very first garden together this year!

During the Winter we had to clear out a big spot in our backyard that was grown up and had basically been used as a dump by one of the previous tenants here, so that was a huge job itself, chopping down small trees and pulling up bushes and weeds and roots. My husband worked really hard at getting it done and then set to work tilling up the ground with a shovel and he built us a raised bed too. We finished the garden spot up by the time it was planting season, and now we have a small tiller which makes it so much easier to work up the soil for the seeds and plants to be put in.


After our last frost of the season (yay, Spring!), we planted several things– tomatoes, peppers, peas, onions, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, spinach, and more. We’re a bit late planting a few remaining things, but with all the rain we’ve had lately it has put us a bit behind schedule, but hopefully the ground will dry up enough that we can finish the last bit of planting very, very soon.

I’m really excited to see how everything grows, and am crossing my fingers that I don’t let everything die. With the luck I have with house plants, it’s a wonder our garden is doing as well as it is at the moment! Haha.


So, that’s pretty much all I have to say about our little garden for today. I’ll try to post more updates as it grows and we start harvesting. We’re so looking forward to having fresh vegetables right from our own backyard!


Have a nice day!

~Courtney