Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yard & Garden Update

OK, anyone who knows me, knows I don't like to work in the yard... I think it comes from having to do yard work as a teenager as punishment. But I do like having a nice yard. I hate to weed, but like to plant and 'futz' with little growing things.

So here is an update to our yard so far this year. I wanted to put in a raised bed garden, a 'Square Foot Garden' like my friend Barry Woodbridge teaches... but the tramp has to stay for when the g-kiddies are visiting.

So I went with some smaller garden in a planter style this year as a test. The entire square footage of all the vegetable garden area is about 25 sq. ft. - only about a 4' X 6' total area - but it's in these nice little boxes instead.

The beans were just planted this morning, but the rest of the plants are growing quite well, even the 'upside down' version of the tomato planter. Some of the herbs on top of the upside down planter died in the snow a couple of weeks ago, as well as the first set of tomato plants. But the new ones are doing quite well.

I'll keep you up to date on the progress of this new method.

Jill and Ryan do a great job keeping up with the rest of the yard-work - thanks!

Back Yard looking NE

A couple types of Tomatoes with cages ready to go

Four varieties of Lettuce, Garlic, Chives, Green Onions, and Walla-Walla's

Sugar Snap Peas and more Broccoli

Broccoli and a variety of green, red, and yellow peppers

Upside-Down Tomato Planter - Water in Base to keep from being too top-heavy

Top of Upside Down Tomato Planter - Trying for Herb Garden Here

Back Yard Looking West - Rory Helping...

Back Yard Looking East

Front Yard Looking NE at Mt. Timpanogos

Rory - 5-months old - Golden Retriever/Poodle Mix


Gramps said...

I don't think we had you do yard work as punishment. We were trying to teach you about work, etc. Anyway great photo's and a beautiful looking yard. I hope your garden does well. Thanks to Jill and Ryan. Rory does add to the photo's.

Karrissa Winward said...

Your yard looks wonderful. We are going to get our tomatoes going this week.

Gram said...

Your yard, GARDEN, trees, etc. look great, including Rory. Your family works hard at making things lovely.

Jill Parsons said...

Great pictures. thanks for always documenting to make up for my failure. Love you