She Gardens: Beginnings

Our new house has a fabulously-large backyard with plenty of space for a garden. A previous owner once had a large garden plot, but a later owner let it grow over with grass. Thanks to a gracious someone, we had a new tiller and were eager to get a garden planted before the end of April.

I don’t have a before picture, but here is the garden plot after we tilled it twice.

about 25' x 45'

about 25′ x 45′

We then planted cucumbers, squash, bush beans, broccoli, tomato, onion, corn, and carrot. We are treating this year as an experiment and are not expecting much. There is grass tilled into the soil which may make growth difficult, and we may have trouble with weeds especially this first year. Whatever we get out of it will be a joy to us.

Elsewhere around the house, I’ve been finding pleasant pretties popping up. Three tulips bloomed in the front yard (one after this picture was taken),



along with some wisteria that I think is absolutely beautiful.

Some daffodils bloomed just before we moved in, and I think there are more tulips in the backyard. I’m waiting to see what all there is before deciding what and where to plant new things. šŸ™‚


2 thoughts on “She Gardens: Beginnings

  1. What fun discovering and planning! And what wisdom and patience you show in not “digging in” before you watch and wait! I am so happy for you that this turn of events has happened in your lives. Cannot wait to see more! šŸ™‚

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