Garden Update

It has been a few weeks since Jimmy and I planted our garden, so I wanted to post an update with a few pictures.

2016 Garden

I’m happy to report that everything is growing with gusto! Even though we put up a fence, something ate away at two of the swiss chard plants and nibbled on the eggplant. We’re pretty confident the garden bandits aren’t deer or rabbits. Jimmy’s guess is bugs, and mine is birds.

Garden Fencing

We had some issues with rabbits slipping through our single-layer fence last year, so we added a second layer of fencing. It seems to be working!

Tomato Cage

We also put up tomato cages. We’re growing San Marzano, red grape, and early girl tomatoes this year. There’s something special about garden fresh tomatoes in the summer.


We have three broccoli plants growing, and they seem to be doing great. This is our first time growing broccoli. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

So, that’s the update! We’ve had some rain in Pittsburgh recently, so we didn’t have to water the garden for a few days. It was a nice break from dragging the hose across the yard, haha. We’ve been doing lots of weeding, too. I love getting out in the early morning or evening when the sun isn’t too hot, the birds are chirping, and Jimmy and I get our hands dirty digging away at the weeds.

It’s truly a labor of love ❤



  1. This just reminded me that I have a tomato and a basil plant outside that I haven’t watered in a while. Oh man Allie you always give me all the ideas =P

  2. Aww truly a labor of love! I love it! 🙂 You are kind of making me wish I had decided to grow tomatoes this year. But I am bad enough about keeping my tiny container herbs alive, haha! I will just live vicariously through your gardening skills! 🙂

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