Our Garden 2019: Square One

Now that it’s May, it’s officially gardening season for us! Jimmy and I generally plant around Memorial Day because we’ve found that we aren’t in any danger of frost by that point.¬†While we still have a few weeks until our big planting day, we have plenty of prep work to keep us busy.

We kind of failed at gardening last summer because we ended up becoming busy with a few pregnancy complications and some of our plants got munched on by deer and rabbits.

We didn’t even tear down our plants from last year, so we’re truly at square one. Here’s what the garden looked like earlier this week…

Vegetable garden plot with wood and steel fencing

I decided enough was enough and brought my new gardening buddy out with me to do some work!

Sadie tolerated hanging out in her ball out pretty well! Soon enough she’ll be crawling around in the dirt right along with me ūüėČ

Baby infantino ball pit and activity gym by garden

I pulled out all the old plants, did some weeding, moved the stepping stones, and removed the tomato and green bean stakes on Wednesday afternoon.

My parents babysat Sadie on Saturday evening (thanks, mom and dad!) so I got back to work by finishing weeding and pulling up the landscaping fabric and metal clips that held it down.

Here’s what the garden looks like now!

Vegetable garden plot with wood and steel base ready to be tilled

We have just a few items to cross off of our to do list before we can plant:

  • Till the plot
  • Lay down fresh landscaping fabric
  • Finish building the fence? (I added a question mark because I’m not sure if this will happen, haha)

I can’t say it enough: I am so excited for this season. Our little garden is my happy place and I’m really looking forward to gardening and all the joy it brings this year!

Do you like to garden?

To clarify

Yesterday I posted this picture from where I work:

Yes, that is a gym. Yes, that is all the furniture from the lobby in the gym. LOL.

Fear not! It isn’t a prank someone pulled on me. Though that would be funny..¬†Everyone was curious as to why¬†furniture was in the gym and where I work.

I work at Penn State New Ken’s Athletic Center and I LOVE my job. In June last year, before I even started college, I got the job through a friend. I sit at the desk and check people in, help spot people with weights if needed, clean¬†racquetball¬†equipment, wash mats, do teams laundry (gross, I know), and just random things basically.

Also, I goof off when no one is around. Jk. That would be never because it is always busy here! But it is quite fun :]

My humble abode.

Okay, now to clarify what is going on with the furniture! Commencement is on Saturday so the floors are getting cleaned. I guess it is a good idea to put furniture in the gym? Crazy!

Anyways, what else is new with me? Well… I have been gardening!

I potted basil, hot peppers, cilantro, and strawberries. I planted my blueberry tree, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and peppers. More to come!!