Our Garden 2021

One of my favorite days of the year has come and gone: garden planting day!

Toddler playing in dirt in Carhartt overalls

Jimmy tilled the plot, we bought our seedlings, laid a weed preventing barrier, and got to work planting. Here’s what we planted this year:

  • 2 cherry tomato plants
  • 2 sunrise sauce tomato plants
  • 2 green bean plants
  • 1 white eggplant plant
  • 1 sweet banana pepper plant
  • 3 black beauty zucchini plants
  • 1 straight eight cucumber plant

Here’s what I have in pots:

  • Basil
  • Arugula
  • Pineapple mint
Vegetable garden plot with fence around it after being tilled in Pittsburgh, PA
Mom and daughter laying in garden
Vegetable garden
Herbs in pots

Thoughts and notes:

  • I’m so excited for Sadie to experience the garden this year. I think she’s going to have a lot of fun seeing everything grow.
  • New-to-us plants for this year: white eggplant, sweet banana peppers, and pineapple mint.
  • Last year we made the mistake of buying sub-par landscaping fabric, so this year we bought the good stuff and are hoping it prevents weeds better than last year’s did.
  • It has been a while since we had four tomato plants. Can’t wait to make sauce!
  • I don’t think we’ve ever had three zucchini plants at once. Bring on the zucchini ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Fingers crossed Niva doesn’t eat or destroy the garden this year ๐Ÿ˜…
  • We also picked up two hanging baskets and they’re so pretty!
Toddler and husky sitting side by side in grass

So, there you have it. That’s our garden for 2021! I can’t wait to see how it does and I’ll make sure to post about the progress in a few weeks. I’m so excited for this season ๐Ÿ˜Š



  1. All of your pics are STUNNING! I’m glad you guys were finally able to plant! Sadie is going to love checking on the progress each day!

  2. Ah, so exciting!! Talk to me about arugula in a pot! I love that idea. How easy is it to grow? Does it produce for a long time? Does it look decorative as it grows? I love arugula, but it has never crossed my mind to grow it.

    1. Arugula is easy peasy! It germinates in just a couple of days and it can produce all summer! You just cut it when it gets to the size you want (some people like baby arugula, while others like the bigger pieces that are earthy tasting lol) and it will grow right back. It looks fairly decorative as it grows since it’s green, but it’s nothing special since it doesn’t flower. I’d say it’s worth a try if you like arugula! It could be a way to save money and have fun growing your own food!

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