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Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's Finally That Time Pt 2

Continuing from where I left, we are still in the back yard.

This is where we are going to put the carrots and onions. We filled most of it with compost. Now we are just waiting to buy some top soil. A friend gave us this raised bed, so we wanted to put it to good use.

Here is the left side of the garden. The first row are some seed potatoes that we planted. It is already starting to grow through the ground. Behind that towards the back, we planted some leeks.

I'm sorry that this side came out a little blurry. In these rows we have planted cabbage, cucumber, corn, and peas. We forgot to buy beans, so that still has to go in.

In this picture, you are probably thinking...what in the world? We have more potatoes under the hay. We read somewhere that you can plant potato above ground. as it grows, just keep covering it with hay. We had tried it last year and weren't successful, so we wanted to give it one more try.

Here is just part of our compost pile. It should be ready to use in our fall garden.

Now, we can move to the front of the house. That is all I have as far as food goes.

The first picture is what the front of the house looks like now. On the right is what it looked like when we first moved in. We cut down all of the overgrown holly bushes. The electric company cam and cut down the tree. we have plans to put strawberries in from of the house, but it is almost too late now. Yeah, I know and John needs to cut the grass again. I will get him on it.

I am growing Chinese lantern in the hanging basket. There is a small pot right below that that is growing marigolds. You can also really see how much the grass needs to be cut.

I'm almost done, I promise.

On each side of the door, I have alyssum around the outside edge and morning glory in the middle. That is what that butterfly looking leaf is.

Then on each side of the porch, I have pots with African violets starting to grow in.

See, I told you that I was almost done. That is it for now. I hope you enjoyed the tour.


  1. wow, you have been a busy lil bee! I have never heard about growing potatoes above ground.. that will be interesting to follow.

  2. Yeah, I have this little e-book from one of Jonaya's home schooling sites.