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March 21, 2012

I am so excited.  After talking about doing this for many years, we have finally done it!  We have planted our garden.  Yes!  We planted it Monday evening.  (Hence my not getting my menu plan posted on Monday!)  Once we finished school and Wrestler was picked up, I headed to the store and purchased our plants.  Hubby came home and tilled up the dirt from our burn pile.  It produced beautiful rich soil. IMG_1865

We did not plant a “traditional” garden.  We decided that we would plant in large planters and place them around the deck.  This enables us to bring the plants up onto the deck during inclement weather. 


While Hubby was tilling the dirt, I was cutting holes in the bottom of our plastic tubs. Need to have a way for the water to drain out.


Next we started filling the 12 containers with the fresh rich soil and hauling them toward the house!  By this time the kids had come back from the park and they jumped in on the fun!!


{Julie helping shovel dirt}


{Captain America taking a turn!}

Then we hauled the buckets to the deck with the wagon!  Captain America was such a big help to me.  No pic of him pulling the wagon because Mom had to help him.  Those buckets are heavy!!!


Then we placed them where we wanted them and planted our beautiful plants.  We planted 3 tomato plants, green bell peppers, orange bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, banana peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and a bucket of herbs (basil, thyme, and oregano).

This is something that hubby and I have really wanted to do for the past few years.  For one reason or another we just did not get it done.  NO EXCUSES this year, we got it done and it is so rewarding. 

I did not grow up learning to garden so I am leaning on Hubby for his knowledge.  He grew up with a garden.  I have discovered a new found love.  It was so refreshing to get outside and “play” in the dirt yesterday!  I am looking forward to tending to our new plants and seeing them produce.  I can not wait to enjoy their delicious produce too!

So, I have no picture of the planters all placed, as it was dark by the time we finished last night.  Then this morning we woke up to a “Wind Advisory” and “Flood Warning.”  I panicked and Hubby and I hauled all of our new seedlings up onto the deck.  I didn’t realize I’d be so concerned about our new plants!  So, we will wait out the storm today and tomorrow on the deck, more protected.


I am looking forward to the kids and I all learning more about growing our own produce.  It is going to be rich lessons for the kids to learn and know.  When they are older they will be able to plant their own gardens. 

Are you planting a garden this year?  If so, what do you plan on planting?

Happy Gardening!


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  1. Aunt Nathelle permalink
    March 21, 2012 11:52 AM

    Colorful! Love the pots with handles – very smart! I’ll be so happy when we have no more snow, no more frost, and I can begin work on my gardens! Such fun to do and so rewarding when you reap the harvest!

  2. March 21, 2012 3:57 PM

    I love the bright colors of the pots! I’ve always wanted to do something like that. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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