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It’s time to get the garden going!

I say that as if I have a clue how to garden…

I really aspire to be one of those amazing people who have a beautiful bounty of fresh veggies all summer long that taste amazing right out of the garden.  This year I hit the books.  I read and researched and we will see how it all grows…

I read Square Food Gardening by Mel Bartholomew (at the urging of one of my friends, thanks Kim- I know I have to give it back to you!) and used the invaluable resource, Sunset Western Garden Book (there is a much more recent version than the one I have!).

I commissioned my favorite “honey do’ers” to build a couple covers for the garden beds to protect them from “Duke the garden destroyer”…

Even “the destroyer” is helping out and posing for the camera…

 Then I laid out my garden plans based on my books…

You know what they say about the “best laid plans”… 

Here is what the garden looks like now…

We will see if I can transform it into a wonderful harvest!  Stay tuned!

I am really hoping that I can grow our veggies for the summer.  This is one of my strategies to save some money on produce and help support our lifestyle of eating organic, and “everything free”.

Have you been a successful green thumb in the garden?  I would love tips!!

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