I have been wanting to do a garden for years, and we finally got around to building one in the backyard! I am hoping to grow some vegetables, herbs, and fruit. I know it is a work in progress, and have always heard the first year for a garden doesn’t always produce much, but I have to try. I don’t know much about it, so will be learning as I go along, and figure blogging about it is a great way to possibly help others with what did and didn’t work for us, as well as be able to go back and see what we should or shouldn’t do next year. This section may also include some of our backyard projects since it all goes along with the garden area. Since there isn’t a lot of change very often, I will post the garden updates every other Friday with photos of what we are currently growing, and any tips/tricks we have learned.

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Garden Update: July 2019

The summer months are brutal in the heat! We are doing what we can to keep ourselves and the plants from getting scorched out there!

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Garden Update: June 2019

Summer is heating up, but that isn’t phasing the garden just yet. Our June Garden Update has more flowers, more berries, and more growth.

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Garden Update: May 2019

May has the weather warming up to normal spring levels and it’s been wonderful for the garden! Our plants are green again and flowers are blooming.

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Garden Update: April 2019

With the weather warming up, seeds have started to sprout and the plants are looking much greener. We are ready to bring on Spring!

Close up of Asiatic Lily buds in dark mulch (with logo overlay)

Garden Update: March 2019

This time of the year is perfect for growing a few herbs and plants indoors while doing the prep work and planning for the outdoor garden.

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Garden Update: February 2019

January has been a cold month, and the freezing temps plus frost have been hard on our garden. Though we started something new and exciting this month!

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How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Starting an indoor herb garden is a great way to grow your own food and cut down on food waste. You also eliminate plastic containers for storebought herbs.

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Garden Update: January 2019

Growing your own food cuts food and packaging waste. It’s too early to start planting in our backyard garden, but it’s never too early to start planning!

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