Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Friday was warm and lovely and spontaneously we hopped in the car, headed to the local feed and seed and spent hours in the garden!

I never really did much of an update on our Fall garden, we had a few tiny potatoes and the broccoli I started from seed has been growing for months and is now about to produce a harvest! It is exciting to see that happen in front of your eyes.

We planted potatoes, broccoli, lettuce and onions. I had to move my herbs outside because they were looking pretty pitiful indoors. So we'll see how that goes.

In January, we planted peas, lettuce, carrots and garlic and have a few things slowly coming up. The garlic is coming up the best - I've never planted any before. Does anyone have experience on how I know when to harvest?

It was satisfying to be tired at the end of the afternoon from the hard work outside and to see the cleaned out garden as a result of my labor. I look forward to watching God bless the earth and my humble efforts to nurture these living things in my own backyard.

My helpers got in on the photography and snapped a few photos too!


Mom said...

Oh, the eternal optimism of a gardener! As the snow falls outside our window this morning, it's hard to imagine it is time for gardens elsewhere. And remember FlyLady's saying - which applies to gardening as well as homekeeping - it doesn't have to be perfect to bless you and your family!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

So fun. I love to "try" to garden. I am not always successful. I am anxious to do a Herb garden. There is for sure something rewarding at the end of the day spent outdoors in nature and handling God's Earth. I don't know...I always feel refreshed.

Anonymous said...

hi monica.......garlic is ready when the bottom leaves closest to the ground are drying up but the top half are still green. don't water for a few days so the dirt is dry, and then dig one up to see how it looks and if they're ready to be harvested. happy gardening!