Mar 12, 2014

Summer Garden 2014


 Originally, we had decided not to have a summer garden this year. Between a gopher problem and not having time or money to build raised garden beds to combat the gopher issue we put the idea on the back burner. 

Problem is, we love our summer gardens and the fresh veggies that result. And I'd been saving cardboard papertowel rolls and toilet paper rolls in anticipation of starting of garden with seeds this year. Plus, with all the raw veggies we get at the grocery store each week and all the land we have at our disposal now, it just didn't seem right. 

Looking at this now, compared to all the seeds and I think this may need to be larger! Good thing we have the room.

So during the break in the gloriously rainy weather we have been having (it's spring rain too, so it's not too cold), Cameron took the tractor out and turned some earth just out back to prep for a garden space. He'll just be at war with the gophers this year (which I think he actually gets pure enjoyment from). And then we headed to Home Depot to pick out our seeds. 

We came home with seeds for: 

  • Red Onions
  • Corn
  • Canteloupe
  • Sunflowers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Jalepeno Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Watermelon
  • Sugar Peas
  • Snap Peas
  • Sweet Banana Peppers
  • 3 varieties of tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • Yellow Squash
We also have some left over Pumpkin Seeds and plan to harvest Giant Pumpkin seeds from the Giant Pumpkin we brought home in October. Plus, there is more we plan to get for the pumpkin growing season, but I'll save that for another day. 

Time to get to seed-planting! We did pick up a few trays for seed planting as I have been saving the cardboard rolls like crazy, but we don't have enough stockpiled for all the seeds we bought!

I can hardly wait for the veggies to start rolling in. 

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