Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just call me Martha...

Martha Stewart, that is. Mark and I have really been trying to make our yard look nicer lately. It's taken a LOT of effort, but we both love being outside and a little sweat never hurt anyone! The people who lived here before us had created a little area for a garden in the backyard, but it was never tended to so it got seriously out of control. I decide that I wanted to try and grow some vegetables and work more in the garden. My Grammie and Grandpa had the most beautiful garden in their backyard when I was younger. It was HUGE. You name it, they grew it. It's times like this I wish I could call and ask her for advice :) Well Grammie, I hope you're looking down on me and smiling because I've started my own garden! Mark has helped me with the initial ground work, but the rest is up to me! 

These are before pictures....keep in mind, this is actually after all the initial debris was cleared and giant asparagus stems were cut down (they were seriously about 5 feet tall)




LOTS of weeds had to be pulled by hand, and Mark had to hoe the ground up and the soil had to all be replaced. 




Lucy and Heidi just sat back and watched :) Must be nice.

Aaaaannnndd.......AFTER!! I only pictured the peppers and tomatoes. I've also got zucchini and asparagus growing but the zucchini I started from seeds so you can't see them yet!


My little garden!



These are Better Boy Tomato plants


Sweet Bell Peppers. I'm trying two different varieties.



Cherry Tomatoes.












3 comments:

Matt and Julie said...

That looks awesome....great job Martha :) We have been trying to do a lot of yardwork too and I keep telling Matt that I want to start a vegetable garden. Let me know how yours turns out.

molly said...

I'm so jealous! And so proud-I've totally been wanting to at least do like a tomato plant--are you going to grow them organically? Love ya!

Chris and Abby said...

I'm so proud, Martha! :) Way to go!