I SPEND ALL WINTER DREAMING OF THESE EARLY SUMMER DAYS

With summer kinda in full swing around here (one day I’m using our new fireplace, the next we’re having dinner on the patio) it’s all been about the backyard. A couple weekends ago while I was knocked on my ass with a serious cold Adam built me three raised garden beds to add to the backyard. Last year I had a small section of dirt I carved out for two tomato plants, but beyond that I didn’t get to dive into my green thumb like I would have liked. This summer I swore it would be different.

As you can see I’m going much bigger this year. Beyond all the lovely flowers scattered throughout my yard I’ve added a lot of tasty treats. This year I’m growing the following:

  • Two felt pots full of potatoes (felt pots are ideal for growing potatoes because the felt drains well, and the black felt absorbs heat to grow your potatoes)
  • Bee Balm (technically you can make tea with it, but I’m just adding it in pots near my raised garden beds to bring extra bees)
  • Lettuce
  • Rosemary
  • 6 Broccoli Plants
  • Cucumber
  • 8 White Onions
  • Green Beans (Adam still needs to attach the trellis to the back of one box, but we’ve got a little time still)
  • Carrots
  • 2 Tomato Plants – Heirloom Beef Steak Variety & Cheery Tomato
  • Yellow Squash
  • 2 Blueberry Bushes (!!!!!!!!! I’ve always wanted Blueberries and I finally have some!!!!!!! So many !!!!!!!!!!!)

And what’s amazing is I’m growing all this in three 2’x4′ raised garden beds, and a couple containers. It’s amazing how much food you can grow even in tight quarters. I mean hell, remember how much food I grew on a balcony in Alaska? I think this year we’re going to have a really great loot, and I can’t wait to keep expanding and expanding till half the lawn is mine for the planting.

Seedlings

A tray full of someday flowers

Broccoli Stars -  Raised Garden Bed

Broccoli, Onions & Cucumber

Onions - Raised Garden Bed

Closeup of the Onions taking off

Brocoli, Tomatoes, Zucchini - Raised Garden Bed

Raised Garden Beds

Two full raised garden beds full of tasty veggies (2 different tomato plants, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, broccoli and green beans) surrounded by bee loving flowers.

Peony Blossoms

Peony Blossoms

Stella

Lady of the Valley Lilac Tree

Rhododendron Bush

One of two Rhododendron bushed I planted this year as an homage to Seattle, the land of Rhodde’s

Ornamental Garlic

I love the look of Ornamental Garlic in a garden. Reminds me of fireworks.

Anyone else upgrading their garden this year to include veggies?




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