Prepping the Garden

One of the things that made us really excited when we were buying our house was the flat backyard.  (If you ever saw our old house's backyard, you'd completely understand why!)  There's lots of room for D to play outside and there's still room for a REAL garden!  Last year was our first attempt at gardening and it was a learning experience to say the least.  We had a 10x10 raised bed that was packed with enough plants to nicely fit into a garden about three times that size!  We didn't have a clue.

We still don't really have a clue, but we did learn not to plant a bunch of running plants so close together.  I'll have to post pictures of last year's chaos sometime.  It was quite ridiculous!

So anyway, we got our seeds started a couple of weeks ago and I need to document the progress and interest our little helper.  I'm going to need these pictures to prove to D that he was in fact excited about gardening when someday he decides gardens are lame and too much work.  Because he will, I'm sure of it!

He was so excited about planting the seeds!  This is a water-loving boy, oh my!  (And in case you didn't know this, he's wearing his "water shirt" here.) 

D was very serious about his job.  He didn't want me to help at all.

He may have gotten slightly over-ambitious with the watering, so we did have to remedy that.  And take away the watering can!

He was happy to give up the watering and plant a few seeds.

He kept saying "This one goes in here, and this one goes in here."  My sweet little helper!

The problem was convincing him that the beans he was planting weren't actually ready to eat yet!

Justin got our garden all tilled up and we've gotten all of the veggies planted.  We can't wait to see the treasures that are in store to munch on all summer! 

And friends, any and all gardening tips are more than welcome!!



  1. How fun! I'm planning on doing a very, very, very small garden this year; I have no clue what I'm doing so we'll see how it goes!

  2. How cute to see D helping you all plant your garden!