Saturday, June 9, 2012

My new project.... an organic garden!

Now that school is out for the summer, I have started an organic garden! I am so excited to try this whole organic gardening thing out! 

We have, what I jokingly call, an urban garden. Our backyard is so tiny that I have had to get a bit creative on where I am planting. Thanks to my very willing to help hubby, since he found out we could save a bit on our grocery budget over the winter, I now have some really cool plots. 





 
We planted banana and green peppers behind our shed, and also threw in some romaine lettuce and corn. Then to try a little bit of companion planting, planted three pumpkin plants. In our two plots by the carport, we planted twelve tomato plants, more corn, and watermelon.

In our landscaping, we are trying zucchini, and pumpkin.  Oh, and I also planted a few corn plants beside our house in the landscaping too! We also planted a banana pepper in a 5 gallon bucket that I'm just moving around as is necessary. Long story short..... I want an organic garden and I'm going to squash those plants in where I can!! =)

Will be blogging about our progress, and problems that arise over the summer.  Going organic has been a goal of mine for awhile, and just decided.... why not plant my own veggies and fruit!! 

~A few of the problems we have had already will be addressed in my next post.... rabbits!!!! Who would have thought? LOL Also planning on trying to "can" things for the winter, and this will be a first for me. Will be posting about that experience this fall as well! 

~Check back next Saturday for the latest in our Organic Gardening Adventure!!!

Can't wait to see how this turns out for us! Fingers crossed it's a great harvest!!!

~Do you have any new projects this summer? I would love to hear about them or any questions you would like for me to address in my upcoming posts about organic gardening.

21 comments:

  1. What a great idea and not to mention we always can use the savings.. Plus the peace of mind that you know where the produce came from and how it was grown. Great post! Good Luck with your plantings :)

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  2. Yeah, you gotta look out for those hungry woodland creatures. Lol! My sister-in-law couldn't seem to grow a garden due to crows and squirrels constantly attacking their seedlings and growing plants. Crazy! So, sad to say they decided it was too hard to win the battle and now buy from a local farmer's market instead and stick to growing flowers. :) I wish you the best on your new adventure! I hope you get those cute but potentially harmful critters to behave around your garden.

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    1. We found an "outside the box" way to keep those lil bunnies away, and it didn't cost us a thing! LOL Check back Saturday for the post on our way to keep the bunnies out. ;)

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  3. Excited to hear more about your progress.

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    1. Next post will be on Saturday. I am looking forward to these posts, and having a fun time gardening. =)

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  4. I wish I had a yard that I could grow a nice garden in! This looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you! We are attempting some container gardening too, I'll let you know how it goes (posts to come later this summer). Maybe that would be an alternative for your home too. =)

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  5. I've been doing an organic garden too and it has been a lot of fun. I planted tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, and onions. I'll be adding more soon.

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    1. Ohhh! I wanted to plant herbs and onions too, but thought I better stop planting so the kids still have a lil spot to play. LOL Fingers crossed you have a great harvest!!! ;)

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  6. I wish I could get on the ball, and plant a garden! Your garden is looking great, best of luck for a huge harvest!

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  7. Your garden looks great! Keep us updated!!

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    1. Thank you! Will be posting every Saturday. ;)

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  8. I can't wait until next year when I can start my garden!

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    1. We started planning last year for ours too. It's so worth the work. =)

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  9. AS costs continue to rise I think more people will try to fit in some garden areas around their house. Looks like you have some good ideas on how to make it work. Happy gardening and happy eating!

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    1. That is soooo true!! One of the main reasons we started was I spend over $5 a week just on organic salad mix, $3 a week on green peppers, not to mention banana peppers. Hoping this will save a few dollars here and there, and be able to stock up on other things will that $. =)

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  10. This is awesome! I can't wait to have our own back yard that we can plant in.

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  11. I'd love to start a garden in the backyard. I'd love to grow lettuce, tomatoes,cucumber, and peppers. We started from seeds in the house in the spring but never got an outdoor garden ready, so all the plants died. We'll have to try again in the spring.

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  12. I have a small yard and 2 dogs, it has made my gardening attempts pathetic. I really gained inspiration from this post. Thank you!

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