Category Archives: Garden

Backyard garden 

Did a lot of work on our backyard today! We planted some pumpkins and carrots and also got a fancy purple tomato cage to keep the tomatoes from falling over. We also planted some perennials: lantanas, salvias and A mystery purple flower that I can’t find the name of. So far we’ve only had a mild slug problem in the garden and I’m hoping the gophers don’t discover all the plants I planted. 

Our Garden

We got around to planting the garden today and it was fun. So far we have tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillos, jalapeños, two kinds of sweet peppers, a zucchini and some herbs. We also have a blueberry plant in a pot. I’m seriously hoping the snails and Caterpillar’s don’t eat it all. Lex and I will be checking it for bugs and she’ll be helping me take care of it. I’m hoping this will be a fun family project for us over the summer! 🐌🐛☀️☀️☀️☀️🌱🌱🌱🌱

Here’s some photos of our work (and a little baby boy trying-and succeeding- to eat grass)

Wahoo! Our Garden Rocks!

This is one of the best gardens I’ve ever had!  Since my last garden update things are really taking off! Perhaps it’s the consistent watering, lots of sun or the 100s of caterpillars, aphids and snails I’ve picked off the leaves, but the plants are really pulling through this year.  We’ve always been pretty limited in sunlight and having to use pots but I think we finally found a way to make it work.  My sweet 100 tomato has about 20 little green tomatoes so far and it’s doing so well that I’m planting a second tomato-an heirloom pineapple tomato- in the front planter on the other side of the big ugly bush that I had to hack away.  The sweet pepper plant has about 5 little peppers growing on it and the bell pepper has 3 little ones and a few more on the way!  The herbs are doing great-except the parsley for some reason- and the strawberry is turning into a giant strawberry monster plant-it has about 10 new plants that it’s making so we’re putting it in a bigger pot.  Our lemon tree looks like it’s going to have lemons for the first time ever with about 15 of them the size of cherries or so and plenty more blooms.

It’s been really fun gardening with Aleksa everyday and seeing her watch plants grow.  It was especially exciting this week to watch her eat the first red tomato off the sweet 100.  It’s so important for little kids to learn where their food comes from!