I love to garden. It’s so enjoyable and relaxing for me. I used to tell the kids, “I’m going out to work in my garden,” but the day I usually have time to work in my garden is Sunday and Sunday is the day of rest, so now I say, “I’m going out to play in my garden.” Because, that’s what it’s like for me.
I love to weed my garden. I know, most people think that is weird, but I’ve been called weird many times before:) I think this love for weeding stemmed from the fact that the first garden I ever planted was a couple years after we got married, and Will told me that if there were weeds in my garden, he was going to mow the whole thing off. And when Will tells you he’s going to do something, he does. So I kept my first little garden as weed-free as possible and we enjoyed the bounty of the harvest that first year and never looked back.
I also no-till my garden, which is kind of unique, so you can see last year’s cornstalks in the picture. (You can also see several rocks which are the bane of my existence but when we first moved to “the big house” we piled a load of rock next to a tree in our soon-to-be yard. And I’ll be darned if that tree didn’t die and I wanted to expand my garden and I expanded it right over the area where the pile of rocks used to be. I’m handy like that. Plus, you can see my garden tool in the picture. I like to leave it where I left off weeding so I know where to start. Just kidding. I dropped it there and forgot where I put it. Oops.)
On this half of my garden I have, from the left, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, onions, and lettuce.
And on this half of my garden, from the right, I have snow peas (growing on the posts), potatoes, corn, and strawberries…but I guess you really can’t see the strawberries.
I can’t wait until we have sweet corn!
Hope you have a great day!
What a garden!!!! Too bad Carolyn won’t be at your house to help with the green beans. Enjoy all your hard labor, it looks great and lots of work and lots of fun.