Monday, April 27, 2015

Our Little Bitty Vegetable Garden

Hello everyone!

Our little garden is proof that you don't have to have a lot of property to grow vegetables.  This year, we planted only a few things.  Tomatoes, squash and peppers.  We quit growing cucumbers because we got so many and I was the only one that ate them.  We also cut back on our peppers because so many of them just ended up in the freezer and some are STILL there a year later!  

My husband went to the nursery to gather the materials we would need.



While he was prepping the soil, he soaked the plants in water.



Here is a lovely "before" picture of our garden after a long winter.



Then, the work began tilling up the soil.


Looking a little better.


He added all of the other "ingredients" to make the soil rich and made mounds in which to plant the vegetables so they'll have room to spread their roots.  (I always tease him about those rows.)


Now, let the planting begin!


 All done.


He added a few cages to some of the plants that will grow tall or trail.  


And THAT is our little bitty vegetable garden!  We're a small family of 4 so this will be just a nice addition to our evening meals.  

Do you plant a vegetable garden at your house?  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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24 comments:

Sally Somervill said...

Your garden is bigger than mine! I only grow herbs and tomatoes - I have yet to get the tomatoes in the ground!I hope I'm not too late.
xo Sally

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think that's just the right size garden. I remember the summer my neighbor planted tomatoes and we were well stocked all summer long! She really had a green thumb and her plants produced tons of them. So far this year, the only thing I have growing is a teeny tiny basil plant my mom just gave me. :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I don't have enough sun on my patio so all I have are a few herbs. I do miss growing vegetables. xo Laura

Art and Sand said...

I really need to plant at least tomatoes. We love fresh veggies and have no excuse for not growing any.

Good luck!

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
That is the perfect size garden. I think it is so great you will have fresh veggies to add to your meals. Nothing better than home grown.
Kris

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Kelly, What a cute little veggie garden!
I only planted tomatoes years ago... but this year I am going to give it another try! My son and I just got some seeds yesterday. We are trying tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli and carrots! We'll see how it goes!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Deserae said...

Your itty bitty garden is off to a good start!!! I might plant a few things this year.....
~Des

Linda said...

Good for you! A garden is nice no matter the size!! The only problem is when the vegetables are ripe they are in abundance and we end up giving more away than we can eat.....

NanaDiana said...

You know- Those little gardens are the best ones for busy people. They are manageable and don't get out of hand and overrun with weeds like big gardens do sometimes.

Nice job and I can't wait to see what they produce (little pun there?;>) xo Diana

Stacey said...

Looks like you are off to a great start!

Cozy Little House said...

I'd like to. But Abi jumps up in my containers to do her business. I'll have to find something about 4-5 feet high because that little girl can jump!
Brenda

Anita Diaz said...

Oh Kelly I think it is just perfect! I grow a small one with things we eat. My mother, on the other hand and right next door to us, grows about 2 acres total and it's a LOT of work. Then the canning, preserving, and freezing is even more work. It's nice to have home-grown food, but I'm just not a farmer and yours is just the right size:-)

Debra Oliver said...

I'd really love a garden. We had one when I was a kid and I loved it, but the deer around here are crazy so no one wants to invite them over to then eat everything we have including flowers and shrubs. Nothing better than fresh salad fixin's. How nice that your hubby does the hard work!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Looks good Kelly! You know I have always had raised beds and veggies. Now that we are moving to a new place, I am going to plant in containers. I can't wait....

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hey Kelly, your little garden is so cute! I have similar boxes but 9 of them... I got them all planted last Friday. We share our harvest with neighbors and family. We also planted corn and peas out in the field. I can't wait to pick my first bowl of cherry tomatoes of the season! YUM!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your raised beds look great!! My daughter and son-in-law just planted their 2 raised garden beds. I've tried to have some here at our house, but the squirrels just dig them up!!
~Cindy

Consider It All Joy said...

I haven't planted a vegetable garden in so many years, I can't even remember! I love that you have a nice small area, makes the idea more doable for someone like me. Love it! Blessings, Cindy

Linda said...

I have a herb garden and Louis Dean is FINALLY growing tomatoes and peppers in an enlarged flower bed by the back fence. The tree in our neighbor's yard was cut down and it allows us to FINALLY get enough sun there to grow things!

Ron said...

Small is perfect. I do not have enough sun to manage the growth of veggies. Boo who!

Cynthia said...

I think it's perfect size. Not to overwhelming to keep up with. I plant many herbs in containers

Cindy

Missy George said...

Small but not itty bitty..Good for you..I've been tempted but it gets too buggy around here to be outside..Have a nice week..

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Nothing like fresh fruit and veggies from your own garden.we are a ccucumber family and find that they grow so well we end up giving a ton away. Good luck with your garden.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Small or large, it is always great to have a garden of great veggies!...

Katie Mansfield said...

I really wish we could but we have almost no full sun. I love cucumbers and would love to have them growing in the yard.