Friday, May 14, 2010

Mary Mary Quite Contrary....

How does your garden grow...Season 2!


Last year we had amazing success with our little Earthboxes! But they are expensive to make and we didn't have the moolah this year to match the garden I had in my head:) So we went for both a traditional garden and the Earthboxes.

We spent two days prepping, seeding, and sowing and we are thrilled with our results!

Here's what the ground looked like when we started....
Jeremy tilled it for us with the tractor...
Then came the hard labor of making the rows.... There's Matt but we all helped him. I was sore for three days after this!
Nice pretty rows...
Tracie had the idea to cover the rows to keep the weeding down...
Then we started planting. This is Matt and Phil. Phil is our NY city friend. Planting a garden with him was hilarious! He couldn't get over the tractor, making a "farm" as he called the garden, and how hard our ground/dirt is here. F.u.n.n.y. We laughed a lot at him. What a good friend to come and help us:)

Then the girls, Tracie, and I planted...
From seeds! We've never planted from seeds before.
And here are our earthboxes...


Stay tuned! We'll see how much fruit we get!
And we still have to put up the fence to keep the deer out.

4 comments:

Spirit of Adoption said...

so fun!!! I love it!

Sherri said...

Awesome looking garden girl!

But I gotta ask... do ya'll have issues with deer? And what do you do to keep them away???

Last year they RAVAGED our tomatoes & we ended up with next to nothing! (I was devastated...)

Lindsay said...

Sherri, I forgot to post that we are putting up a fence:) The dear would totally destroy ours too if we didn't! We're going to do chicken wire to hopefully keep everything out!

Michelle said...

oh, i am soooo jealous... not sure we're doing a garden or earthboxes or anything this summer :(. Can't wait to hear how growing from seeds went - I'd love to try this.