It’s been about a month since Laura and I planted our massive backyard garden. So, I thought I should take some pictures and share the progress with everyone. Here’s a look at what’s been taking place in our backyard. I’m shocked at the progress. Even more shocked that this stuff survived multiple intense thunderstorms and near tornados. Nice work, garden!
We’re growing everything as organically as possible. Everything planted in the raised stone bed is 100% organic - organic soil, organic seedlings, and a home-made organic pest spray. Our other garden beds are in the soil in our backyard, so aren’t 100% organic. However, the seedlings were organic and the pest control is all organic. We’ve also got a compost bin that has been filled primarily with kitchen scraps - again, all organic. So, we’re doing our best.
We recently shaved Vincent and Carmine for the summer, and they couldn’t help but put on a show for the camera. So, get ready for a look at the boys as well.
Here we go!
Here’s a look at the various garden beds facing west. As you can see the corn is growing well!
Here’s a quick look at our herb garden - we’ve got cilantro, basil, mint, parsley, and a bunch of other stuff I can’t spell :)
My dad and I are having a pumpkin growing competition. We each planted the exact same giant pumpkin seeds. Here’s a look at our pumpkin vines thus far:
Here’s a snorkie’s eye view of our leeks:
Some of our hot peppers are doing amazingly well, here’s a bunch of them:
We have tomatoes!
I’m shocked by the bountiful-ness of our corn stalk’s tassels :)
I think we’re gonna have a ton of zucchini’s :)
I think we’re also gonna have a ton of cucumbers. Here’s a shot of a cucumber blossom filled with tiny ants … interesting …
So far this season we’ve harvested a grand total of six blueberries. Here’s a shot of a few we hope to pick soon :)
We’ve also got a few blackberries ripening:
I can’t wait to see these sunflowers grow up! Thanks, Dominique for the sunflower seeds :)
And finally, the gentlemen responsible for keeping rodents, birds, squirrels, and the like out of our garden. I give you Vincent:
And his trusty sidekick (and brother), Carmine:
Thanks for checking out the garden! We’ve got our fingers crossed for an amazing harvest :)
Here’s a final slide show with all the pictures I took of the garden. Enjoy!