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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden harvest

This is only my second summer owning a house, therefore only my second summer having a garden. But already I've learned SO much after just one year, and I think this year will be even better. I have a very shady yard, so I'm learning what grows best. Last year we had an adorable little fence, but it let the bunnies right in to munch away – so now we have a heavy duty fence that is keeping all the critters out! Don't worry... they still have the compost pile to dig through and find treats! The rain has done a great job of watering the garden this year, with only a little help from the water in my rain barrel. My goal is to grow enough produce that would equal the cost of the garden, although I'm still a few years out from that.

Tonight my sister and I made the first harvest from the garden – lettuce and mixed greens! I should have taken a picture of the garden and how much there is, because there is SO MUCH! Last year no lettuce survived the bunnies.

Although it didn't look like we picked that much, we had enough for three salads and some leftovers.

Tasty! Here's hoping to much more garden success this year!


TC said...

Congrats! I've always wanted a garden.

Jon said...

I'm eating some of it with my lunch today as well!

Anonymous said...

whoot! yay for gardens. love love love gardening - just wish i was better at it!!