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Garden Update February Through May 2017

I can’t believe how fast this summer is going by.  I wanted to share some pictures with you of how our little garden project turned out.

February 2017

Construction of Garden Bed A


March 2017

Garden Bed A. Planning to use a square foot gardening method in this bed.

Planting Romaine Lettuce in aquaponics barrel from heads regrown into plants in windowsill. Harvested the lettuce several times from windowsill during the winter.

April 5, 2017

Romaine Lettuce In Aquaponics Barrel

These lettuce heads are regrowing after harvest from store bought lettuce.

They send out new roots and will continue to reproduce for several more harvests.

Romaine Lettuce in Aquaponics Barrel

Garden Bed A

Garden Bed A: Leaf Lettuce seedlings have sprouted.

April 10, 2017

Potato Bins Construction

Potato Bins: Planting Sprouted Potatoes

April 17, 2017

Garden Bed A

Green Onion Tops from Red and Yellow Onions

Garden Bed A: Spinach, Beets, Basil, Lavender, Marjoram, Cucumber


Planting Marigolds and Petunias and a few little decorations in Garden Bed A

Petunias in Barrel Planters

Garden Bed A: Petunias

Garden Bed B: Construction & Potato Bins Construction

April 23, 2017

Lots of rainy days.

April 29, 2017

Leaf lettuce





May 20,  2017


Garden Bed A

Starting seeds in milk jugs.

Hanging basket with leaf lettuce after two harvests.

Garden Bed B

Garden Bed B

Potato Bins: They are really growing fast!  We layer them with additional straw and dirt about every week or so.  

The potato plants keep growing up through the additional straw and are almost grown above the top of the bin.


Aquaponics Barrel still producing Romaine lettuce after 4 harvests. Now added sweet potato starts too.

Harvesting leaf lettuce cuttings from hanging basket.

Romaine Lettuce from barrel, leaf lettuce from basket, beet tops from garden bed A.

Lunch main salad with romaine and leaf lettuces, green onion, and radishes.

Dinner side salad with turkey bacon.

May 30, 2017

Garden Bed A

Garden Bed A

Garden Bed A: Green Onion

Garden Bed A: Spinach & Beets

Garden Bed A: Potatoes

Garden Bed A: Cucumbers

Daily Lunch Harvest

Garden Bed A: daily harvest of green onion, beet tops, spinach, and leaf lettuce.

June 2017

It is getting hot outside!  Thankfully we had a lot of rain and that is helping to keep the plants alive.  The rain has made it difficult to weed the garden beds as they are in a constant state of mud.  Some of the plants and blossoms are beat down and blossom petals have been knocked off.  But is a blessing they are well watered and will bloom again.

I will post June’s Garden update in a future post.  I hope you enjoyed watching our garden grow.





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World Naked Gardening Day

Are you saving some time to work in your birthday suit in the garden today? Ok, ok, I really don’t want to know!  Feel free to keep it between yourself and the neighbors if you choose to join in.  The point is there are some health benefits (as well as a few potential risks) to celebrating this strange world wide holiday.

I need to locate the shovel…and a loin cloth…and get outside…look out world…my garden is getting a bare naked makeover!

On second thought…I don’t own a loin cloth.

Garden Naked Holiday

Did you know the first Saturday in May is WORLD Naked Gardening Day?

I sure didn’t.

Did you know that “gardening naked has its risks”? I hadn’t thought of that either.

Looks like there will be a whole lot of people across the world in their birthday suits planting their gardens today.

Better get out the all natural sunscreen, your going to need a lot of it!

You can check it out for yourself, and feel free to celebrate it in your own back yard,  READ THE FULL STORY and see for yourself, this holiday is happening today.


Real news and too funny!!!

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