We have had monsoon weather the last few days with a ton of rain and cooler weather… My garden is SPROUTING!
We planted garlic, onions (green, red and yellow) zucchini, round zucchini, butternut squash, radishes, carrots, peas, string beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapenos. I can’t wait to really start eating out of the garden!
We also have a full herb garden with mint, rosemary, cilantro, parsley, pineapple sage, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, basil, chives and more.
Lar and I finally finished our stage 1 of landscaping. This is what I was hoping to accomplish this year (and what we budgeted for) Boysenberries, raspberries and grapes planted on the trellis, between are strawberries, mint and lavender. We have planted 5 trees – 2 silver maple in the top patio area, 2 chokecherries down the steps to the garden. The 4 garden beds are in and onions are planted in one of them. Lar made me 2 sets of steps down my hill – one to the garden and one towards my parent’s house. (we have metal fencing up against my trellis so the dogs don’t dig up in the fresh dirt for now)
If you have been following our blog for a while, you know how important it is for us to have a garden. We love fresh produce and it helps off-set the cost in the summer, not to mention that we eat every night during the summer months with at least one thing from our garden on our table. This last summer, we bought a box full of Russian Red garlic (Here is the link!! CLICK ME!) We planted it in my “old bathtub” outside by the backyard patio. I was watering yesterday and LOOK!!! We have about 35 of them coming up now so far!!!!
Note to self – Do NOT let Berlyn help water ANYTHING in the yard unless you want rocks in the flower bed. 🙂
The kids are I are taking our next step in growing a fantastic garden… GARLIC! We found an AWESOME ebay seller: And he lives in Camp Verde… just a HOP SKIP and a JUMP from us… If you want to plant your own garlic… You plant in the fall for a late spring harvest.
His link on ebay is: http://shop.ebay.com/56_two_ten/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25