Let the gardening begin!

Jimmy and I finally got around to planting our garden! We learned a lot from last year’s garden, so we were excited to get to work.

Garden 2

If any Pittsburgh readers are interested, we bought our seedlings from Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse. Will tilled, weeded, sprinkled the garden with Preen Organic Weed Preventer and mixed in a few bags of manure and compost about a week before we planted.

We planted San Marzano tomatoes, red grape tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, orange bell peppers, green bell peppers, eggplant, swiss chard, and cucumbers.

Garden 1

We gave the vegetables a big drink of water and placed some stepping stones within the garden.

Then we got to work on the fence. We had quite a few rabbits and deer eat and step on some of our crops last year, so we decided to install higher fencing. We aren’t quite finished because we’re also going to add another layer of fencing around the bottom so rabbits can’t slip through.

Garden 3 Garden 4

So, that’s where we’re at right now with the garden! Almost done with the initial setup. Next up will be lots of watering, studying how much everything has grown, and weeding. Lots and lots of weeding 😉

Do you grow a garden?

What is your favorite vegetable?