Friday, March 4, 2011

Gardening together as a Family

We are so excited to have been blessed to be out of apartment life and into a home that we couldn't resist doing a garden even if its a tiny one. We did tomatoes in pots about 2 summers ago and it was amazing to have fresh tomatoes. Although we had to fight off deer! This year we're pretty sure no deer, so we're excited to grow. We actually are so excited that we started planting elsewhere from our garden too. LOL! You'll see in the pictures. It has already been a great family activity and gets Ben outside each day to see if his seeds have grown. :)

BEFORE: This is a before shot of part of the backyard! Yikes!! We had to prune back trees and dig out a lot of dead bushes and bush stubs. On the very first bush Ricky tried to dig out he busted the borrowed shovel. So off to the store to get some tools! We moved alot of rocks that day too.

Digging Trenches and moving so many rocks!

Putting in the little fence around our garden
Ben was such a great helper!

It took us about 3-4 days to get the garden prepped. Ricky turned the dirt and we added composted manure and some planting mixes to add nutrients to our soil. Then watered it and had to let it sit for 2-3 days before we could plant.

Now we have to download more pictures to show our garden updates. And we have endless weeds to pull up still. We found out that Ben and I are highly allergic to something in the air and while trimming the trees he developed this horrible allergic rash on his arms and legs. But it has been fun!

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