Messy Jessy

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My Little Garden (Week 12?) June 5, 2012

Filed under: Backyard Garden,life — Jess @ 4:59 pm
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I’ve not done a stellar job lately in updating my blog with weekly pictures of my backyard garden’s process. My dad visited over Memorial weekend and gave me compliments on how good everything looked. I tried not to be offended when he told me he was just surprised that everything was still alive – ha! My dad knows me well and my normal lack of a green-thumb. I may have forgotten to take and post pictures of the garden – but I haven’t forgotten to water it.


Things are really progressing nicely. Last week I “harvested” my broccoli. I’m not sure next year if I’ll plant that again. It takes up a lot of space in my bed and is ready all at the same time. I like broccoli but to eat four heads in a short window is a lot!  I replaced the broccoli with a cucumber plant and two tomato plants. I’m really excited about the German Johnson variety I planted. I was chatting garden talk with my uncle this past weekend. He said last year, he was able to make ELEVEN BLTs from just ONE tomato! I love the old, heirloom style tomatoes!
I also relocated my strawberries to a planter on the patio. The rabbits kept eating my berries, so hopefully in just a week or so I’ll be able to finally enjoy some!



This past weekend I picked my first squash, zucchini, and cherry tomato. I’m seeing grilled veggie shish kabobs in my near future (this weekend!)


Plant Babies – Week 4 April 15, 2012

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This past week, we had two nights right around 32 degrees. I decided it would probably be best to cover my garden and not take any chances.

All of the blankets and towels brought a whole new meaning to a raised “bed”  : )

There were just a few  casualties on perimeter with my pole beans.

All in all, things are definitely growing. I do think I have some visitors (little bunnies) that are nibbling on my strawberries. This week I plan to get some chicken wire to hopefully preserve  my crop.

My little garden – Week 4.

I bought some organic plant food/fertilizer and plan on putting it down next weekend.


My Little Garden – Week 3 April 7, 2012

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Here’s a few pics and a quick update on my garden. The beginnings of fruit are starting to appear on some plants which makes me SO excited!


Starting to see the beginning of strawberries! These “baby berries” are so cute!

A tiny green tomato!

An overall garden shoot – Week 3 


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