My husband and I bought our first house in May of last year. He moved in right away and I lived with friends until we got married in October. 🙂 The backyard is great! In the very back there was the random fence that didn’t connect to anything so I decided I wanted to put a garden there!
In January of this year I started cleaning out the space. It was lots of raking, lots of digging, lots of tilling. I didn’t have it quite ready when I wanted but eventually it was done! We pulled up part of the fence and made it an L-shape to give more room and provide some plants with more sunlight. (when I say we, I mean my husband 😉 ) I mapped everything out on graph paper, purchased seeds, planted, watered…and waited!!
It has really been fun!! For my first garden I think I’ve had pretty good success. Everything has turned out really well! The only thing that didn’t work out were my onions, I believe I planted them way too late and they got too hot to grow! 😦 It’s just a lesson learned for next year!
Here is a list of all that I planted:
- 2 big boy tomatoes
- 1 roma tomatoes
- yukon gold potatoes
- blueberries…I had one. The birds have had the rest 😦
- basil, cilantro, rosemary, mint
- jalapenos and serranos
- green beans