Our First Month of Gardening

Well, no fruiting plants yet unless you count the berry bushes and they aren't ripe or doing much. The tomato plants are getting tall so we staked them with dried bamboo shoots. I used a 6ft stake and pushed it about a foot into the dirt. I tore up an old t-shirt will use the strips to gently tie the plants to the stakes as they grow.

We've got tomatoes, okra, yellow squash, and eggplant growing in this bed. There is still a bit of room in the middle so I may add a few other things.
Everett has taken over the role of garden watering. He loves soaking those tomatoes!
If you'd like to read more about our garden, just click this image.
We still haven't finished the berry bed. The ground needs dug out, the bed moved and filled, and the berry plants relocated from their pots. Digging out this big bed suuuuucked. Mainly because I did a quarter of it with just a shovel, and the rest of it I did with the Garden Weasel (there are several versions but you REALLY want this pro one because of the foot press) but I was apparently not using it right. The small bed should be much easier now that I know to just press the Weasel with my foot and not turn it with my whole freaking body.

Monthly Updates on Our Backyard Garden:
2016: FIRST / March / April / May / June / July & August / September / October / November / December
2017: January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November / December


  1. Way to go! I want to start some gardening but haven't gottrn it together yet!

  2. That's so awesome that you have a garden! We wanted to do that too because growing your own veggies sounds great. Though my dogs would probably keep anything from growing...


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