I finally have a garden in my backyard!
Last week, Mark's dad brought his tiller over to our house and tilled up a spot in the backyard for my first garden.
I have tomatoes, squash and cantaloupe planted. It's not a very large area so about 6 tomato plants and just a couple of other things will fill it up.
Did you know that tomato plants can be planted deeper than other plants? Mark's dad told me that you can't really plant them too deep. I didn't know that. It's the opposite when planting trees, you don't want them very deep. I followed his advice and placed the plants securely underground with plenty of soil around them.
Mark's dad at work.
Ben is my little helper.
Squash and Cantaloupe
I can't wait to have garden fresh tomatoes this summer. My grandma used to have a garden that was almost an acre. She would grow squash, okra, corn, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, peas, green beans, cantaloupes, various other melons and tomatoes. She also had rows of zinnias. I didn't appreciate her garden until I was older. Working in the garden was therapeutic for my grandma. She would work for hours in it. I can relate to that so much now. I'd rather be outside than anywhere else. The hours pass and I don't even realize it. I forget all the cares in the world when I'm outside. I'm so happy to have my little garden. My new "happy place" will keep me busy this summer while the boys play. It's a win-win situation. They get to play outside for a long time and I get my garden.
Is anyone else taking on a gardening project this spring? I have more yard work and gardening projects in the works that I'll be sharing very soon. Remember those Knockout Roses that I blogged about here. Well, they are in the ground now. I have the scratches from the thorns to prove it! I have a few more things to finish up in the front yard and then I'll show you what I've been up to.