Tag Archives: Fresh Vegetables

Sweet Little Seeds

I showed you my seed starting project just yesterday, but I’ll admit the planting actually took place several days before that. Several days meaning… this are what those little seeds look like now. And, in fact, I’m in hopes of getting these little sprouts into the garden later on this week, or maybe this weekend…depending […]

Starting Seeds for Success

At least, we hope we’re starting seeds for success. As mentioned last week, we’ve been busy around here, both in the kitchen, and in the garden. Last year I started our seeds…WAY too early. I thought it would get warmer earlier…but it snowed in May last year…so I ended up having to keep the seedlings […]

DIwYatt: Recycled Pallet Garden Boxes

Yesterday, Melissa showed you the garden progress we made over the weekend. She’s excited about expanding the garden this year, and she has been wanting some new planting beds to help with that. To get to that point, I recycled some free pallets that my dad picked up on his way home from work. Like she […]

Sharing Some Garden Love

Recently, I submitted our garden project to Westlake’s Project of the month contest and surprisingly enough, we won their third prize for October! What a fun little addition to our blogiversary celebration! (Don’t forget to go enter our giveaway!) In our entry, I basically detailed all the steps we took to create our garden this […]

Garden Gloom, Winter’s Doom

Alright, so winter isn’t really a bad thing. I realize with winter comes Christmas, and Wyatt’s birthday, and other awesome things…but I thought I’d share a few photos of how our garden ended the year. After a few nights of covering everything up with sheets to protect it from the frost, we had a hard […]

Some Sneak Peeks…(Pumpkins, Peppers, Pew and Prints)

Last night, we had a hard freeze. The garden, which has suffered a bit despite its blankets on a few frosty nights, was finally doomed for the season. Still, we went out and harvested every last bit of goodness we could before the cold set in. Here’s a peek at the spoils. (There’s also a […]

Raising the Raspberries

Guys, how many times have I said…”The garden is finished!” only to come back in a week or so with another project or update we’ve done out there? I’m probably starting to sound like the girl who cried garden, huh? (Here, here, and here for examples of this nonsense.)  But, here I am again…with another […]

Weekend Update: Busy Nothing Edition

This weekend was one of those that seems busy at the time and then when I look back on it I feel very little sense of accomplishment. I find I connect strongly, at those times, to this quote from Jane Austen: “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” In fact, last night, Hubs had […]

An Eco-Edge: (Yet Another Garden Project)

Remember how I told you we had a productive day on Sunday? Well, one of those projects included reusing the edging that we took out of the bed in the front of the house. Where did we put those, do you ask? Why, we put them in the garden! Way back in the spring, we […]

Garden Update: Still Growing Strong

It’s been awhile since we did a garden update for you all, and since I recently did some fall planting out there, I thought I’d take a minute to share how things are going. The cucumbers seem to be infested with white flies, so we’ve begun battling them…although I’m not all that committed to the […]

Stuffed Zucchini Boats: A Summer Garden Recipe

It’s been a very long time since I’ve shared a recipe with you all, and that’s not because I haven’t been cooking (I still make dinner at home nearly every night) and it’s not because I haven’t been making up recipes. It’s because I wasn’t sure recipes really fit into the “theme” of our blog […]

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary…

As a matter of fact, our garden is growing quite nicely, thanks for asking! It’s time for a little check-up, so you guys can see how we’re doing-garden-wise. We recently gave our tomato plants a trim and they’ve been growing like crazy since then! We love that we have several yellow and red cherry tomatoes […]

Easy, FUN, DIY Pickles

As anyone who has been following our blog even half-heartedly this summer knows, we are kind of, sort of, obsessed with our current garden project. We’ve even been posting #DailyHarvest pics on our Istagram accounts. (Mine, Hubs-he’s new so not many posts yet.) And there’s been quite a few posts on the topic. Here, here, […]

Weekend Rewind: Kid Edition

We had two visitors this weekend after a quick trip back to Sedalia for a wedding on Saturday. And boy, did they keep us busy. We worked on a couple of projects, one of which you’ll read about later on this week. We grilled out and had corn on the cob for the first time this […]

Giving the Tomatoes a Trim

On Friday, we had to give our tomato plants a big haircut. It had been pretty windy all day and since they were quite a bit taller than their cages (they’ve gone crazy!) they finally fell over. Oops. Sorry for not being supportive enough, guys. (Warning, blurry cell photos below!-Sorry!) Not many of the branches […]

New Hope for the Zukes

We replanted this weekend, guys. And I have new-found hope that we might see a few more zucchini before the first frost. I’m still skeptic, however, since these guys are soooo small compared to the ones we took out. Remember how big they were? On the same hopeful note I started this post with, I […]

I Spoke Too Soon: Zucchini Edition

Guys, remember when I was all “Our garden is such an amazing surprising success?” (Like in this post.) Well, I spoke too soon. Today, when I was watering and harvesting and pruning, one of the zucchini vines broke off in my hand. It was completely rotted out at the base! After a quick check, the […]

And The Garden Is Finished!

Finally! We finally finished the garden, guys! It’s been planted for awhile now but we have been waiting to get the mulch down around the raised beds. Finally we’re done mulching, too! I also added a few of these pots, with some leftover marigolds (and the ones I transplanted from underneath the fast-overtaking-the-entire-bed zucchini. (It […]

The Secret to Weed Barrier and Mulch

On Monday night, Hubs and I finished the garden…at least we finished phase one of the garden. That means we finally laid down the weed barrier we bought months ago, and added the much needed mulch. As I talked about earlier (in this post) when we stripped the sod to make the garden bed in […]

Surprising Success

The garden is, by far, the most surprising success we’ve had at the new house so far. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve really enjoyed so many of the projects we’ve done, and I think pretty much everything has been a success, in some degree…but the garden…we just never expected that after only a few weeks […]

Our #DailyHarvests

We are head over heels excited about our garden. It has been so so so much work to get going but we’re just now starting to see some fruits of our labor. Literally. I hope you’re as excited about or interested in all this garden stuff, too, since it’s been the bulk of our spring […]

Bringing Home the Blooms

I wanted to share a little bit of our garden excitement with you guys today. We have blooms everywhere! Just check out all those yellow zucchini blossoms! And check it out, the cucumber is also growing! We even have an eggplant bloom! There are a few more strawberries turning red. And we have a banana […]

Growing The Garden

We added a few plants to the garden this past weekend so we’re another few steps closer to getting it all the way planted and ready to go. We stripped out the sod from the back end of the garden, which was anything but fun. They’ll be a post about that later, so I won’t […]

Regrowing Green Onions – An Update

Spoiler Alert, guys: The green onions won’t last forever. Here’s how they look now, and it’s been almost a week with no change. They’re done growing. Apparently, those three tall shoots had a little extra push in them… but now even they’ve given up. But that’s okay, because I still got about 5x the usage out […]

Gaining on the Garden

If you look really closely, you’ll see our weekend of work involved a few additions to the garden. For one thing, we put the golf mat down to help kill the grass around the garden beds since we’re planning to take that out…eventually. Also, the asparagus is now planted! We knew we wanted the asparagus […]

Sweet Strawberry Success

It’s official. We’ve had a (very tiny) harvest already in our garden! Ha! Yes, I know that one little strawberry, which Hubs and I shared, isn’t all that significant when you consider how much work and sweat and planning has already gone into the garden this year. (You can read more about it here and […]

Planting Progress!

We did it! Last night, one year from first seeing our house, we planted the garden. Yup, the garden we’ve been talking to you guys about for months now. It all started with my attempt to get a head start on my seeds inside, which didn’t end well. (You can read about that here.) Then, […]

Growing Green

I have another quick green onion update for you guys today. (For the first two posts in this series, read this post, and then this one.) The ones in the water are doing awesome so far. You can see how tall they are, hiding behind all my lovely tulips.   The ones in the dirt seem […]

DIwYatt: Lining the Garden Boxes

Remember when I wrote about building the garden bed boxes here? Well that was step one. Step two involved limiting the contact between the boxes and the soil and water inside the bed and in the ground. Long story short, we needed a lining. Here’s our playbook (AKA: step-by-step guide) for how that all went […]