The Garden

First of all, a big thank you to all our veterans on this Veteran’s Day. Thank you for serving our country!

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This year I decided that I wanted to plant my very own garden and grow my own produce. I found out that my step-grandpa has a humongous garden that he grows every year. How perfect! He gave me my own little section and I was off to work! 

He told me what to plant where and how to plant the seeds. 

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The next time I went back, there were little sproutlings!

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Now don’t think everything just magically grew. Kalvin (my grandpa) watered everything for me! I just had to do the weeding….

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I grew everything you can think of – beans, peas, carrots, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower! 

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And now some close ups of the crops!

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kale

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lettuce

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eggplant

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kalvin’s onions

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beans

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broccoli

tomato collage

tomatoes at home

 

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asparagus

 I probably planted a little too much. I was eating beans for days!

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I did sell some at the farmer’s market!

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 I’m so thankful that I experienced my first year of gardening and I look forward to many more! A huge thanks goes out to Grandpa Kalvin. Without his help I’d have never had such a marvelous garden! 

Do you grow your own produce?

 

Comments

  1. I want to grow my own! I will probably plant green beans, broccoli, and spinach this spring/summer :D
    Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run recently posted…SorryMy Profile

  2. No way!!! #dreamcometrue
    All your crops are gorgeous. I grow tomatoes every year :) I have to start branching into onions and other kinds of plants though! YuM!
    Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition recently posted…Operation BeautifulMy Profile

    • It was such an amazing experience. To know that everything is organic and homegrown was awesome! Not to mention it always tastes wayyy better when you grow it yourself ;)

  3. That’s not a garden! That’s a whole farm! Haha!
    Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life recently posted…MIMM #30–Double coffee & a rest dayMy Profile

  4. omg this is absolutely amazing! So cool that he has that much space and that he let you grow your own- you did such a great job! Seems like a really cool experience, thanks for sharing.
    Maria@TheBrooklynFig recently posted…Blog Molds.My Profile

  5. How lucky that you had so much space for your garden! Nothing like fresh home grown vegetables, great work!
    Kathryn @ Illustrated Nutrition recently posted…De-StressingMy Profile

  6. That is so cool! Sadly, our awful soil in our yard kills everything :(
    Aurora@Fitness is Sweet recently posted…Fitness Thoughts MondayMy Profile

  7. That is SO amazing that you got such a big plot of land to plant on! I would kill to have all that room to grow some fresh veg :)

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