First year with a garden!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by LindsayB, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH and I decided this year we were going to try and grow a vegetable garden. His Paw-Paw passed away last year and we ended up getting a few of his really old gardening books...Now I'm usually not good with plants, but I must say I am very proud of myself! I just wanted to share a few photos of our 'mini' garden. It may not be the prettiest or planned out right...but it works! lol

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    We have onions, radishes, romaine lettuce, broccoli, tomoatoes, more radishes, carrots and strawberries....

    And here is our 4 year old daughter Breanna. We picked a few radishes today and cut some of the broccoli that was ready.
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  2. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to gardening!

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  3. teach1rusl

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    Breanna looks more excited than any 4ish year old should holding her tasty crop of beets and broccoli...LOL!! She must not know what she's actually holding [​IMG] Very nice little plants you have going there. We won't be planting anything (well, maybe potatoes) for at least a month here [​IMG]
     
  4. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks good to me. I'm jealous, our snow just melted a couple days ago, and we're not out of the woods yet lol.
     
  5. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh she loves veggies! I mixed the broccoli in with our pasta for supper and she munched on the radishes. shes always eating her fruits and veggies good! guess I got lucky with that one! lol
     
  6. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! You should be very proud of yourselves!!!

    I'm excited to get my garden going too, we've got a lot of work ahead of us though.....

    ETA: Breanna is a DOLL!!!!
     
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  7. fishin-nole

    fishin-nole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 rows in mine. The zipper peas just broke threw today. I have 4rows each of them, early peas that are already up, snap beans, corn, 3 rows of tomatoes, 1 row of onions and a piece of a row of lettuce. I also have 4 big pots with 2 pepper plants each. 2 with red bells, 1 with red slim cayenes, and 1 with thai dragon hot. My wife has a black plum tree I planted for her last year that has bloomed and has little plums.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a plum tree too! last year was the first time it actually had fruit, and there were only about 10...But right now its covered in white blooms, its beautiful! We built the chicken coop around the tree, so it sticks up out of the top of the run. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.

    We also have/had jalapenos growing in a bed in front of the coop...but our 3 feathered friends decided to eat them. they're trying to come back though.
     
  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Keep an eye on your wire where the tree comes out of it. We had one in our chicken coop and that is where all the critters got in to kill hens........(new coop and freshly cut down Plum tree now)
     
  10. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Keep an eye on your wire where the tree comes out of it. We had one in our chicken coop and that is where all the critters got in to kill hens........(new coop and freshly cut down Plum tree now)

    We have an automatic door that closes at night so they will be safe from coons and possums. [​IMG]
     

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