This year Beau and I tried our hand at gardening. At the beginning of the summer he did some major clearing in his backyard and made us two raised garden beds.
We started everything from seeds, except for the three adopted children – the peppers.
Fast forward a few months and not only has this garden brought me so much joy, it has also brought us snap peas, a few misshapen radishes, a handful of green beans, lettuce, zucchini, some unfinished tomatoes and one tiny pumpkin.
Something about our little garden is so special to me. I think it is safe to say I have found a new hobby and I hope that when I have a home one day, I will have space for a garden big enough to grow enough vegetables to share. We have had a couple of home grown salads and it tastes extra delicious knowing that it grew in the back yard.
Lessons learned: I think that our seed starters needed more light because they grew really tall, we transplanted them to the beds a little too soon, and we were supposed to slowly introduce them to the outside temperature. And for some reason only the plants on the border of the bed grew really well – reason still unknown.
Also my first attempt at pregnancy photos. I was happy to give these expecting zucchinis the photo shoot they deserved. Lots and lots of zucchinis in the works.