Garden Update

The weather here has been warm and it seems my garden is really loving it.  We had our first frost about two weeks ago, and of course I forgot to write down the date.  I really need to get better about doing this.  I’m sure next year I would love to be able to look back and check the first frost date.  I guess I am going to cheat and give it a round about date just for future reference.  I think keeping a garden journal will be one of my new year resolutions and since I got an early christmas present the other day I will have no excuse.  I have used my new book to layout my existing garden, East Garden, and my new garden, West Garden.

I love early Christmas presents. Now I have no excuse for not writing things down.

Garden Layouts

Since I didn’t cover my garden before the frost I lost all my summer veggies.  But, I am very pleased with how much I was able to harvest from my second summer garden. I will definitely do this again next year.  Or, actually what I am hoping is to constantly have different plants in my garden.  When one plant is finished in will go the next.  Here is a picture of what my garden looks like today.  As you can see from the banana and the beans the frost took it’s toll of many plants.  The empty beds have been replanted but the seedlings are still very small.

Garden Dec. 4, 2012

One of the bigger heads of broccoli.

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to add to my garden.  Well, after changing my mind a million times, as to where this garden was going to go, I finally made a decision.  In my back yard, on the opposite side of the yard from the existing garden is a butterfly bed.  I decided to move all these plants and put my garden there.  Then, as luck would have it, a friend of mine gave me a bunch of reclaimed wood to build my boxes.  Thanks Chris!

Butterfly bed.

The area after most plants have been moved.

I decided to let the chickens into the area to help get the area ready for my boxes.

Reclaimed wood to build boxes.


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5 Responses to Garden Update

  1. Wendy says:

    I would like to get one of those journals too – rather than little slips of paper thrown in a binder. Garden sure looks exciting!

  2. Maybe you drop a hint to Santa. 🙂 This one is from it doesn’t have a calendar in it but a lot of other pretty cool features. I’ve never owned a “garden journal” before so not sure how it stacks up to the competition.

  3. Holly Bain says:

    The actual website for the gardening journal is 🙂

  4. Pingback: Building of the West Garden | Char's Gardening

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