Well, it's break time now and Melissa and I are starting to think about our gardens for next year. My Darling Hubby has built a wonderful gardening world in our back yard, and Melissa will be starting her own. Let me show you some pictures from this past summer.
The Boy playing hide-and-seek in the corn
The Girl showing off her balance- notice the nice gardening beds Hubby made in the background
Hubby showing off his plants to my parents
Now I have no idea what all Hubby planted in his garden. I know that there were 7 varieties of tomatoes alone. I also know we still have okra in abundance in our freezer. If you'd like to know a little more about our garden, feel free to check out my Hubby's gardening blog.
We currently have around 30 garden beds on our backyard and I believe Hubby has plans to build 5-7 more this year, then he'll be done building. (There won't be any more room)
We have our own compost pile that we use, along with a worm farm that if thriving. (We use the worms for their poop, you know. Our worms are excellent poopers.)
Hubby is currently looking into buying a pressure canner off Amazon for this year's crop. Unfortunately, we had so many tomatoes this season, and so little time to can them, that around 60% went wasted. With a pressure canner, this should not be a problem this upcoming season. Until now, Hubby was having to can the old fashioned way- big boiling pot of water. It took forever.
My New Year's Resolution is to be more supportive of the garden. I don't plan on turning the compost pile anytime soon, but I will help water, weed, pick, and prepare- more than I did this previous season. To help ensure my dedication, Hubby has allowed me to have ONE WHOLE BED for my very own. That's right! 1/30 of the garden will be mine, all mine!
That's a lot of pressure... and power. Oh, how I love power.
Mo original plan was to find the most obscure vegetable seed on the Internet and order it, just to drive Hubby crazy. Little did I know, I would find this fabulous website while I was searching:
They have a wonderful selection of seeds for anything you'd want or need in order to have a thriving garden here in the U.S. I looked all over their site and what did I see, on the last page of their Seed Mixes selection?
Seeds for Kids of All Ages!! It's a collection of seeds. Just that! You don't know what's in it! It's like a vegetable pinata! Some veggies, some flowers, possible a fruit thrown in for good measure. Who knows!
Is this awesome? Yes!
Will it drive Hubby nuts? Absolutely!
Do I need it? Of course!
I bought 4 packets- they're just .50!
Melissa got in on the action and selected the hummingbird packet. The whole transaction only cost $7 and that included shipping! This is my new favorite site. Ever.
So, watch out World! There's a new gardener in town and she's ready for action!