Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Outdoor Veggie Garden

Time to start planning the veggie garden. We cleaned out the one horse stall that a couple of our horses were able to come and go freely in all winter, which basically means that by spring, that stall is a mess. So we spent a good couple of hours cleaning it on Saturday and dumping all that wonderful manure on the garden. Hopefully hubby will get it tilled this coming weekend.

We don't ever plant a HUGE garden, but usually enough for us and a little to give away to family with some tomatoes and corn left over to can. But this year with the new baby coming in August, I doubt we'll have the time for canning. So the plan for this year's garden will include a couple rows of corn, a couple of cucumber plants, some broccoli, cabbage, green peppers, green beans AND maybe a dozen tomato plants (can never have too many tomatoes!).

Our lonely apple tree is just starting to bloom and you can see a few garden stakes leaning against it, ready to place as soon as the planting is done.

I have used this old whiskey barrel for some herbs the last few years and I love it. Right now it needs cleaned out, but the thyme is starting to come back. I'll probably add flat-leafed parsley and maybe some dill. I plant rosemary and basil in separate containers (I'll be sure to take pics of everything when it's all planted).

With these plans in mind, I created a treasury with items that are needed in any veggie garden...check it out.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to see some photos once you get the garden going! :)

That treasury is cute, I like it. :) Thanks for sharing it!

Taylor Lynn <3

MyBluePeacock said...

I'll definitely be adding more pics of the garden's progress...don't expect anything fancy, it will so NOT look like a Martha Stewart garden, we keep it simple.

Thanks Taylor Lynn :)

Anonymous said...

No problem! I'd still like to see it. :) Ours is never exactly Martha Stewart, either... just so long as I get the raw sugarsnap peas, I'm good! ;)

Taylor Lynn <3

Nikki Bond said...

Love the pics of your garden...My husband & I can't wait until we have our own place and can plant one. I have wonderful memories of helping my Grandmother in her gardens every summer....and oh the yummy fresh veggies! :)....for now I'll just buy from local Amish...and dream of my own garden we'll have in the future! :)