10+ years ago when we were looking for a house, one of the things that attract4ed us to this house was the big backyard. We have 2 sons and pictured them playing baseball or football and whatnot in this HUGE space. (that's my sister in law Jen)
Yeah, they ignored it. Well they do use it occasionally, but not like we pictured. I've planted vegetables here and there but never really kept up with it.
This year we've decided (ok, I did) that because of the every rising price of gas & groceries, it's time to take advantage of this big backyard that really doesn't look much different then 10 years ago!
So yesterday we gathered the dirt & seeds and some homemade seed starter containers and got to work!
So far we have 3 varieties of tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, carrots, onions and peppers. I think I want to add strawberries to the mix too.
Once Mother's day comes, all of these will be transplanted to the yard in garden areas. Then we'll also plants the things that don't need to be started inside like corn, pumpkins, watermelon, cantaloupe and other things I'm sure!
In the mean time we need to get the soil ready. Living down the shore leaves us with a very sandy soil. Thankfully thejerseyshoredad has a truck because I think we're going to need a few truck loads of horse and cow manure! Fun times!
I'm sure I'll post more pictures as things progress!
So that is my G post! But before I leave you to go celebrate Easter with family, here is the Peep bouquet I made.
They're watching you.