Thursday, May 26, 2011

Garden Time!

Our first full summer in the house and the Professor and I wanted to start a garden this year.  Remember all of that old wood in the second story of our garage?  Well, we are still using it!  This time to create a small raised bed vegetable garden.  We even found and re-used an old hinge for the gate!  There was even a bucket of outdoor white paint in the basement!  We are quite proud of our pen made out of recycled materials.

We purchased some plants and soil from the local garden shop and were able to obtain some fresh manure from S's and R's family farm!  We picked up some broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, cucumbers, eggplant, snow peas, lots of squash varieties, cucumbers and some heirloom tomato plants.  We picked these up at the local farmers market and picked out 2 unique kinds of heirloom plants that are supposed to produced a varied version of the standard tomato.  Oh!  We also picked up 1 pumpkin plant!

This raised bed was already here when we purchased the house.  We are going to fill it in with lots of strawberries and some red sunflowers (my favorite).

Our carraige house (now a garage) even has the horse hitch!

 Next week, the planting begins!  Until then, the plants are on a work-release program and if they are good, they gain outside sun-time to photosynthesize.


  1. Jenn, I seriously think you should consider getting a horse or at least a pony just so you can hitch it up to that super cool hitching post!!! Nice garden pen...I want to hang a straw hat with a ribbon on it! Nel ☺

  2. oh jen...i want a raised bed garden too!


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