Monday, June 27, 2011

Living Off the Land

When I was a kid we had an above ground pool and my mom had a VERY BIG garden. She would torture us by making us get out of the pool in the middle of all our fun and go to the garden to pull weeds.

I always swore that I would NEVER have a garden.

We now have an above ground pool and guess who decided it was time to torture her children. (Just kidding. I'm not going to torture them.......not yet!)
Yep, that's right. For as many times as I said I would NEVER have a garden, I now have one.

Of course I'm not really sure that you can actually call it a garden. I had a strip of landscaping behind the garage that I cleaned up this year. Before planting flowers or bushes in this spot, I thought I would do a trial garden to see if I like it.

I have a small area of bean plants, 2 green pepper plants, 4 tomato plants, 1 zucchini plant, a sunflower, 1 cucumber plant, and 1 muskmelon plant.

The funny thing is, a good majority of my family doesn't like half of these foods so I will have to come up with creative ways to use it all.

It has been fun watching everything grow.

I'm not the only one having fun watching it all grow. I've seen a bunny circling my yard lately and I'm sure it's just waiting to eat my food. The bunny will have to be taken care of. Maybe I'll put a sign up telling him that the neighbor's garden has carrots.
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Rachael said...

I've always planted marigolds and that has helped keep the bunnies away a bit. Enjoy your garden. I hope to have one again next year and miss it. It's fun to see the plants grow and watch how much you get off of them and then find fun recipes to use the veggies in. Enjoy it! Your kids probably will too, even if they have to weed a little bit :)