Spring is in full swing down here in Texas. I’d say it arrived about mid February although, in Texas, it’s pretty much one season all year long. But, because it is officially Spring here, it is time I write about my garden. And more importantly, show pictures of my garden because I love how pretty it is! 🙂
About two years ago I decided that I wanted a garden. Partially because of my efforts to be more “green” and healthy. But also because I like to overwhelm myself with too much to do, so why not throw a garden on top of my already full plate?!?
But before my garden looked like this, I started with just the whiskey barrels and watering trough sitting in this same spot but on grass. I started out really slowly to get my feet wet. But shortly after I knew I wanted to build a full on garden because HELLO- PINTEREST! So many cute ideas! And also because Milo and Scout (our dogs) were digging in it constantly.
So for my twenty-sixth birthday Cody and my parents went in together to build me my garden and Cody spent the ENTIRE weekend digging post holes, cutting wood, and piecing together my garden fence bit by bit. It took way longer than we anticipated..partly because this was Cody’s first time breaking a water line in my yard!
It was summer so I was off. The Monday after I went and got all the crushed granite, unloaded it, and spreaded it. WOMAN POWER! I think the guy at the place told me I loaded 1900 lbs in the back of Cody’s truck. Which means I unloaded 1900 pounds out of Cody’s truck.
Anyways, here is a finished look at the garden
Part of our trip to Fredricksburg for our *engagement weekend* was a stop at the Wildseed Store just outside of Fredricksburg. Cody planned a sweet little get away for us and we stopped here because he knows how much I love to put new stuff in the garden.
I bought some peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and some herbs for my herb garden.
Why yes…I do have an owl sitting atop my herb garden. He still doesn’t do a very good job of keeping the birds away though!
Cody’s dad also let me raid is property for some bins that I could re-purpose into garden planters for my veggies.
I was super excited about these because this local shop in town has a TON of these bins and they are so pretty. But it would have easily cost me $150 to buy all these. But I got them all for FREE! I just flipped them over, drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage, and they were ready to go.
I spent about thirty minutes rearranging all the planters to get them just the way I wanted them. Of course the whiskey barrels and watering trough were full of dirt and plants so that was not a lot of fun trying to move those.
Also, while I was getting rid of/planting/rearranging all my winter and spring garden veggies- I found this thing in one of my bins. I facetimed Cody to show him. Then I text his mom a picture cause she’s the Gardening Queen. Turns out it is a grub and it is not good for your plants.
Anyways, last week I finally got all of the new planters full with spring veggies. This spring I am growing red and yellow peppers, kale, green beans, zucchini and squash, sweet potatoes (because I guess I didn’t get them all out last year, so they just started growing again), small tomatoes, and some sorrel lettuce. My planters aren’t big enough to grow a ton of veggies. But a small garden is good practice for me!
One day Cody will build me a big garden with rows and rows of veggies. But that one day is not today. Happy Spring! And Happy Gardening!!!!
Until next time,