Its that time again...Gardening Time!

12 April 2012
Not my garden but an idea of it!


To keep myself busy and occupied with things we have turned the raised garden bed over for beginning of growing super yummy veggies during the spring and summer months here in Washington...which also means I need to buy more cans (jars) for canning up all these veggies.

Last year we had squash, strawberries, peas, green and wax beans, potatoes, spinach and spring salad mix. I had a great harvest and now we are growing some of the same things again and some new things with pallet garden beds to expand the garden. Here on post we are limited on space and what you can grow...basically NO corn :(

So this year we are doing squash, pickling cucumbers (they didn't do well last year), broccoli, cabbage, strawberries (again), tomatoes, spinach, spring salad mix, peas, wax beans, green beans, watermelon (personal size), and in the front a butterfly garden memorial garden for my Caitlyn. I want her to know she's not forgotten.

We love living off the land even if it's a raised garden and the bonus is having pallet garden beds to expand the raised garden bed we already have...the pallets are free and we are using the heat treated ones...they say HT on them to help with icky bugs and such. There are many resources on pintrest that you can see on how to make pallet gardens or heck many things with pallets. Hubby is also making me a garden workbench out of a pallet for me.

My father in law and I law are going to make a fake picket fence out of pallets for the butterfly garden in the front yard. We are going to cut them in half and I am going to paint them white and go from there. I can't wait to post pictures of all the work in progress and the finish projects too!