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.

2016 Garden Update #16

We have been working a lot in the back yard lately, but haven’t done much actual gardening. We ended up taking apart our cinder block benches and built some new wooden benches. The cinderblock was too heavy it was starting to crack the cement underneath. We gave away most of the blocks, but did use …

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2016 Garden Update #15

We still don’t have much of a garden yet, but we have been working on getting it ready to plant in the spring again. We got more timbers and made a matching garden bed area in the other corner of our backyard so it is more symmetrical now. We left the orange tree where it …

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DIY Herb Garden

DIY Herb Garden

Simple, easy do-it-yourself herb garden made out of cinder blocks and old wooden boards. Very sturdy and easy to customize to fit your space!

2016 Garden Update #14

It’s been a few months since I did an update about the garden/backyard, but we haven’t had much of a garden to update about. A couple months ago we pulled almost everything from the garden and are doing a big overhaul of the backyard now that it is starting to get a little cooler less excruciatingly …

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2016 Garden Update #13

Ok, well, there isn’t much of a garden to update on at this point. Earlier this week we all went out and pulled everything in the garden except for the celery since it is still growing well, and the pepper plants (mostly because my father-in-law wanted to grab some and try to grow them in …

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2016 Garden Update #12

Ok, ok, I’m a slacker. The garden is getting overgrown again. It’s just still so dang hot outside I don’t want to go out there and spend the time it takes to tend to the garden. Besides, in a month we are going to be completely redoing the backyard including redoing the vegetable garden, so …

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2016 Garden Update #11

Well we did some pruning this week in the garden. The grass was growing in thick again, so we decided to take the time to clean the garden out. Though we didn’t stop with the grass, we also pulled out the tomato plant because it was dying, and we also pulled all of the lettuce …

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2016 Garden Update #10

I wasn’t sure I would be able to get outside today to even get my garden update photos. It has been raining here for almost a week straight. We have breaks here and there, but there’s been rain every day. The boys have hated being so cooped up in the house (and so have I), …

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2016 Garden Update #9

I am going to try to do a biweekly update on the garden, unless something comes up that I feel worth sharing at that time. We still need to get the grass out of the garden. I haven’t had time. Not long after we got home from Florida I then left for California for a …

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2016 Garden Update #8

Well I have been out of town for almost two weeks, and my garden didn’t fare so well in that time. Or at least the herbs didn’t. We set the sprinklers so the backyard would come on for about 10 minutes every afternoon, but it must not hit the herb garden as well as I …

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Banana BreadBanana Bread covered with oats on a slate serving plate next to a brown towel and a bread knife on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

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