Underneath the chaos and confusion of the current garden, I could see its potential. So my wonderful husband and I have undertaken the enormous task of bringing life to this garden spot.
First, we stripped the weeds and brush that had grown up over the past 4 years.
|My sons use their trucks to "help" us prepare the garden soil.|
|Hay to cover the new plants.|
|Tools and gloves - for me and the kids!|
|Even a wheelbarrow!|
There's only one problem. We've never done this before.
Enter my fantastic father, with years of vegetable gardening experience. And my delightful father-in-law, who has great advice on ornamental plants and flowers. My dad inspired me with talks of fresh veggies and delicious herbs. He also outfitted me with a mini-green house to get some of the more delicate plants started. Thanks dad!
|The greenhouse that keeps my little plants safe and healthy.|
|Broccoli, Kale and Lettuce are growing!|
|Brussel sprouts - YUM! and Parsley, Basil and Oregano!|
|More Broccoli, Kale and Lettuce.|
|Not sure about these - they are meant to be Strawberries. We'll see.|
|Peppers, Hot and Sweet!|
|3 Types of Tomatoes|
We seeded some of the veggies right into the ground. On either end of the garden we've planted a row of onions. Apparently, onions on the outside of a garden deter animals from eating the plants. Animals don't like onions. What deters three year old boys?
I know there are going to be obstacles and problems along the way though. Are there any experienced gardeners out there who would like to offer advice, or provide me with a great learning source? I'm all ears!