In The Garden

I finally got around to taking photos of our garden this season. We’ve added two new raised beds and planted seeds pretty early on. We’re growing swiss chard, spinach, a few types of lettuce, corn, beans, tomatoes and broccoli. We’re kind of trying it all this time, seeing what grows best in that space on our side yard. It’s been hard to really get into gardening this year with so much else going on but Ellie and I try to get out and tend at least once a day (if we don’t, Daddy at least waters once a day).

ellie waters

more watering

and more wateringEllie loves helping to water with her watering can. She gets all the herbs on the deck and helps me with the raised beds too.
kaleOur kale has just skyrocketed. We eat kale around these parts at least once a day if not more. I’m running out of kale recipes. If anyone has anything else I can do with kale, please let me know, because as you can see we have A LOT of it!

discusting pumpkinsWe set out our Halloween pumpkins in the garden to decompose back into the earth but they are certainly taking their time.
one bed

two bed

hopsJeff’s hops have come back up and this year Jeff decided to plant them right into the ground on the side yard. I’m not quite sure what we will do when we move (we’re renting) but Jeff assured me we would somehow take our hop plants with us.
the whole garden
So there you have it. The spring garden of 2014. I’m hoping we have better luck than last year. We’ve already taken kale off our shopping list which is nice and we’ve substituted kale for pretty much every leafy green these days which helps us a tad budget wise too. Hoping we’ll get some more home-grown produce goodness soon. There’s nothing quite like a veggie homegrown.

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5 thoughts on “In The Garden

  1. I second the kale chips!! If you have a dehydrator you can make large batches and keep them for the year when kale isn’t growing (ha does that even happen where you live!? ;) )
    Love seeing Ellie in the garden!! I smiled right away when I saw this post in my email box this am.
    There is a kale book too I’ve been meaning to pick it up, we use it thinly sliced on pizza, kale pesto, green smoothies, sandwiches, kale salads (my fav is ‘hail to the kale!’ a salad from Planet Organic where I use to work at, http://livingprettynaturally.com/health-benefits-of-kale-hail-to-the-kale-salad-recipe/)
    Happy Kale eating

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