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…
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 😉
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!
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?
The last time I posted about our garden was in June, so I’m due to give an update! Here’s what the garden looked like about two months ago.
And here’s a look at it now.
As Jimmy and I suspected might happen, things got pretty busy for us this summer with our pregnancy and the garden definitely fell to the wayside. We’re totally okay with that and are still glad we planted this year!
We had quite a few deer and rabbits eat our crops, and we never found the time to put up fencing to keep them out. The deer and rabbits found our veggies so delicious that we never harvested a single green bean. Sad! The swiss chard suffered a lot as well, but thankfully the onions and peppers were untouched.
The Zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes have been munched on quite a bit, but we’ve been able to harvest some! We’ve enjoyed roasted zucchini, cucumbers dipped in hummus, and tomatoes on top of salads.
We will likely keep harvesting vegetables in the next few weeks, but don’t expect to get much. Something is better than nothing, though 🙂
So, that’s where we’re at with the garden! We kind of slacked off this year, but for good reason! We’re enjoying whatever veggies crop up and still loving it 🙂
Did you plant a garden this summer? How is it doing?