Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our Garden

This will be our very first year having a garden.  My sister and her family inspired us last year.  And since my husband wanted a hobby that he could do with his hands (he sits at a computer most of the day) we decided to take it on.

Now we don’t know much, so we are gardentrying to read up all about it.  We currently are using a document we printed off the web for our specific area.  So, if you have any other recommendations, we would greatly appreciate it!

And as far as a plan…we haven’t one…yet.  What we do have is a tilled up section of land, thanks to my brother-n-law.  Now we have to figure out what we’re actually going to do with it.  The obvious things we need to think about:

What are we going to plant? Have we missed the planting window? We’re thinking tomatoes, green beans for sure.  We might try some cucumbers, lettuce and carrots.  Haven’t officially decided.

Our main concern is how are we going to keep the rabbits and the neighboring woodchucks out of it?  What do you do?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I’m sure more questions will develop as we dive deeper into this little project of ours, but for now I’m just excited that we have some where to begin!  And I have a feeling Lil’man is going to love the adventure as well.

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  1. yay! so exciting, we are doing our first garden this year too! yetting ready to start on our raised beds..... looking forward to following your progress as well :)

  2. thanks for linking up - you definitely DID NOT miss the planting window. My daddy always waited until Good Friday to plant a thing (I grew up in NY and we had lots of land - enough veg to can for the whole year).

    You can get some chicken wire to keep out the smaller animals. It's not pretty - but it works!

    Next month's link up is April 28th 10am EST

  3. Good luck! It's so exciting to start a garden. Some people sprinkle hair around their garden to dter rabbits-you can get it from any salon :) I've never tried it though. Thankd for linking up on behalf of the HSV Team. The next link up is April 28.

  4. Good luck! Just remember sometimes the weather will throw curve balls at you, at least that is what I am saying was the reason my garden did not work last year :)


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