How Our Garden Grows – Week 2

vegetable gardeningWell, this week was a big week for out little community garden plot. We finished clearing it out and getting rid of all of last year’s weeds. We tilled the soil and made a plan. I threw my first plan out and started all over again. We went to a local garden store, Fair Oaks Nursery and Pam was incredibly helpful. She spent time with us and really knew what grows well and how to get the most out of our little garden spot. They have a sign that tells you what to grow now and we pretty much followed the sign. If you are local, this nursery has the most beautiful things. It is one of those places where you could just wander around all afternoon looking at all of the pretty things.

We picked mostly plants but let the kids pick a few seed packs to plant. Here is what we put into the ground:


Bush Early Girl
Yellow Pear
Mr. Stripey
Black Prince
Green Zebra
Black Cherry
(we planted a few more tomato plants but I need to check the names again, I can’t find their markers)


Black Opal Basil
Lemon Basil
Genovese Basil
Lemon Creeping Thyme

Red Bell Peppers
Ancho Poblano Peppers

Sweet Bicolor Corn

Walla Walla Onions

Sugar Snap Peas

Ozark Beauty strawberries
Eversweet strawberries


Black Eyed Susans
Lobeliavegetable gardeningOverall, I am very pleased with how the garden is turning out. It was a lot of hard work. I am not much of a manual labor sort of girl, but I got in there and raked and pulled and got my hands dirty. But for the sake of honesty, my husband did the brunt of the work. It is funny, we started this project because we thought that the kids would like it and it turns out they could care less. But we really liked it. It was fun to do together. We would eat an early dinner and head to the garden and work while the kids rode their bikes and ran around the yard.

We still need to add a few things to the plot. I have been told to plant some marigolds for insect repellent. And we need to get some support for the sugar snap peas. We really decided to go small this year and experiment. If something works, great, if it doesn’t we are okay with that too. It is a learning process right?

Beginning of Week 2

End of Week 2

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  • Wow. That’s a lot of planting! I love how much land you have for that. You’re truly blessed!

    • we really are. It is 15×15. For $50 a year, you cannot go wrong. So far so good, nothing is dead yet.


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