Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Garden

So this is our second year to have a garden in our backyard. I love gardening! We've had some interesting luck as well, which the pictures should show. Our first garden began in September 2010 and it's STILL growing.

This year, however, I wanted bigger, in a different spot and here's the result.

Here's the truck loaded down with 4 HEAVY railroad ties, soon to be heading back to Katy. I had no shame driving back with these. I knew the ultimate destination and was excited about it! Notice, mom and I took safety into very serious consideration and rigged up the wood!

Here's a picture of the ties all set up (cutting them was a hassle - the big chain saw was NOT cooperating and the little one was smokin' by the time Robert was finished!). Notice how all the grass is gone - THAT was back-breaking work done by yours truly.

I finally had a weekend (amidst the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo madness that volunteering brings) and planted the garden. Robert was kind enough to unload the yard of soil into the garden for me. I made the rows and planted - yay! progress!

We have strawberries, cucumber, zucchini, sugar snap peas, potatoes, green onions, spinach, carrots, jalepenos, green yellow and red bell peppers, tomatoes and corn!

And I even took the time to make the markers that I never got to in 2011.
And I had to include this picture of the previous garden (2010), which is still standing, and how much DILL and PARSLEY and GREEN ONIONS I have. Lord, I don't even want the dill! And it was NOT planted this way in the beginning. Thanks to Mother Nature and the birds, we have found dill plants coming up EVERYWHERE, not just in here, but in the side yards as well. (over the fence). It's funny. The dill, parsley and green onions have been growing since Sept 2010. And the onions are still ever-so-yummy! However, they have now flowered and we should have 1,000,000 more seeds soon..... Onion anyone? Dill?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I really love this used railroad track garden you've go going on. Keep up the good work.