Monday, January 23, 2017

No Garden This Year

What?!?  Yes, you read right, we aren't doing a garden this year. Due to all the work and time that will taken up in building our new house, we decided it would be best not do our usual vegetable garden. Sad, I know :(

one of our first vegetable gardens

my homegrown heirloom tomatoes I will miss the most!

Instead, we will be purchasing a CSA (community supported agriculture) share so that we can still enjoy farm-fresh produce and cook with seasonal, local ingredients. Plus I enjoy the challenge of creating a week's worth of meals based on what we get in our share box each week!

beets from our garden

peppers harvested from our garden in November

Not to worry--we will still get to dig in the dirt a little bit. We will be busy planting fruit trees, perennial plants and vegetables and constructing the garden at the new property all through the spring and summer. We plan to build several rows of raised beds surrounded by a picket fence and bordered by berry bushes. Below is a sketch I drew up a while back of the kitchen garden, which will sit directly south of the house.

I'm so excited to get started on everything. We've already purchased some of the fruit trees to plant--some apples, pears, and plums. I also hope to add some figs, nectarines, and maybe a cherry or two to the mix.


  1. When i thought about retiring in 2012 i planted some fruit trees and put in raised beds, it does keep me busy,but i can't wait for the fruit tress to start producing,i did get 5 apricots last year. So excited about your new house for you.

    1. That's wonderful! I am so excited about fruit trees--it will be a whole new challenge for sure. Apricot is one I had forgotten about--I will have to add it to our list :)