|Square foot garden|
We harvested our first crops a few weeks ago and some more earlier this week. So far, we have harvested carrots and onions and are just over 4.5 lbs. If our pumpkins, cantaloupes, and watermelon grow, we might make our goal before the Fall harvest. We have harvested some kale but I didn't weigh it. We should be getting some tomatoes as well. Our tomato plant is a great example of how my husband planted an organic tomato that we got from the store, in a pot of soil. The seeds have grown and produced lovely tomato plants that have been very fruitful the past few years.
This year, we added a two barrel compost. That along with the compost tube from our Garden Tower should really help our soil naturally. Here are some pictures of our garden. I'll start with some pictures of my family, since I know that's what my family enjoys seeing the most. Scroll down and you'll see pictures of our garden and gardening supplies. We're growing a lot of things. The Garden Tower mostly has herbs, strawberries, and greens. The square foot has pumpkins, onions, cantaloupes, peas, and potatoes. Our tomato plant is in the pot in front of our square foot. Depending on how this year goes, we may expand our garden next year. We'd love eventually become more self sufficient. On a side note, we have not had to run our sprinklers this Spring yet. Thankfully we've gotten some good rain and we've been able to use the rain from our rain barrels to water our garden, which is the best kind of water to use. Plants love rain water.
|My four loves!|
|This cute baby loves helping in the garden!|
|Three carrots we harvested.|
|Her first carrot to harvest.|
|Our cute wild bunny that lives in our yard.|
|Pitcher plant, to hopefully help catch all the fruit flies in our kitchen.|
|One of several really long onions|
|Such great helpers!|
|Garden Tower, filled with herbs, strawberries, and greens.|
|Mosquito repelling plants|
|Where we just pulled some carrots and onions. Don't worry, new seeds have been planted.|
|We had to pull the kale from our Garden Tower but don't worry, there's more growing here.|