April Garden Update

Spring–along with its appropriate weather–has finally arrived.  Right now I am loving watching everything come to life in our yard.

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As part of my birthday present this year, my mom gave me little figurines to make a fairy garden;  at first I was skeptical, but I gleaned some ideas from Pinterest and created this:

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Hah!  Isn’t it cute?   I visited our local greenhouse earlier this week, and they apparently have an entire section dedicated to fairy gardens, complete with mini plants and figurines.  Who knew?  Fairy gardens are a thing.  Andrew thought it was ridiculously frivolous when I showed him, but ultimately conceded that it is kind of cute, then wished the tiny lawn ornaments the best of luck against the squirrel thieves that frequent our yard. 🙂

To balance out the frivolousness of the fairy garden, we do have some very practical plants growing: our vegetables!  Lots and lots of vegetables.  We started our seeds at the beginning of March (then started some more a few weeks later), and now we have quite the greenhouse of our own.

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Here’s what we are growing:

~Tomatoes- Brandywine, Black Krim, Yellow Pear, and Sweetie (Cherry)
~Peppers- Red Bell, Yellow, Pimento, and Jalepeno
~Squash- Yellow, Zucchini, Spaghetti, and Butternut
~Tomatillos
~Eggplant
~Watermelon
~Cucumber
~Green Beans (not yet planted)
~Strawberries (already in garden from last year)
~Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Chard (already planted in garden)

So, it looks like we’ll be able to eat this summer.

In a few weeks, once the outside temperature is more consistently warm and the plants have a little more time to grow, we will plant them in the garden, which is prepped and ready!

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Vegetable gardening season, we welcome you. 🙂

-Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
-Have you ever made a fairy garden?  Have you ever heard of a fairy garden? 😀

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6 thoughts on “April Garden Update

  1. We tried to have a garden for years, but the animals always beat us to it – we tried chicken wire, moth balls – but nothing worked – the worst part is that there would be one bite mark in each tomato – really??!!

    Never heard of fairy gardens – so cute!

    • The animals are so inconsiderate! For some reason they didn’t bother the plants too much last summer, so we are hoping that trend continues. We did plant some bulbs this weekend, and I went out to check on them Monday morning and saw that squirrels had dug a few of them up and taken a bite… punks!

  2. I am so jealous that you can grow all this stuff yourself! Apartment living doesn’t really offer these kinds of perks! 🙂 But I can imagine these fruits + veggies taste SO much better coming fresh from your own garden! Awesome! And fairy gardens are a thing? SO cute!

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