Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

Our House, Part III: The Vegetable Garden
September 16, 2010, 2:44 pm
Filed under: Children, Farm Life, Green Living, Our Home

While choosing a house, one of our main concerns was having enough yard space for a large vegetable garden. Growing our own food has become really important to us over the past three years and it is so fun to watch Little Bear be excited about the garden.

okra flower!

Daniel planted some okra, peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes right next to the house as a start and then added 8 raised beds. The okra has been prolific but the peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes haven’t produced very much since we planted so late and its been so very very hot.

(weird iphone pic)

The first three raised beds are starting to produce nicely with beans, squash, pumpkins, herbs, etc. Daniel put in the other five a couple of weeks ago and greens, leeks, carrots, and more are just beginning to come up.

Benjamin is obsessed with watering the garden.

The hose is the best thing of his life.

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i love it! esp the ‘weird iphone pic’ it’s very retro and neat looking!

Comment by elizabethjoy

jealous of your okra! our gardens died quite some time ago, and i have not yet found the energy to think about winter gardens! but this has inspired me a bit!

Comment by brittany

I’m sure Gabe would be thrilled to dig in the dirt and be your little helper 🙂

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

LOVE that you guys have front yard raised beds. Food not Lawns! 😉 We are going to have to come over and hang out in your gardens when we get back to TLH, it may help alleviate the ‘farm withdrawal’ that I’m sure is coming…

Comment by Lois

i can’t wait til you guys get back! when will that be? we miss you!

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

We leave CO in a month and plan to be back in TLH earlyish December, after gallivanting around the country a tad. we’re excited that you all are now settled back in to TLH!

Comment by Lois

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