It was that moment when all your work seems to be worth it....the moment when you pick the first vegetables of the season from your garden.
|the first harvest of 2012|
There is nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables for dinner! This meal included beans and one tomato from our garden, the rest of the food was from the farmers market.
|I love summer meals!|
I got a late start on planting this year because I decided to change the location of the the garden. Our property is mostly shaded, finding enough sunshine for the garden is difficult so we decided to move it closer to the house. As this location is one of the few spots we actually have grass growing we were reluctant to plow up that lovely green stuff. My husband had the idea of digging up the sod and relocating it to the back yard. It was a good idea and it was nice to have instant grass in the back yard but it was tedious work. My husband spent many, many hours of quality time with a shovel digging up three strips of grass for my new garden. We are planning to dig up three more sections but will probably wait till the weather cools down some.
|laying out new garden location|
|digging up the sod|
|deciding where to plant|
|Wythe helping to lay out the garden|
The garden has really taken off now. Judging by the amount of beans I am getting I will need to start canning soon.
Fingers crossed for a good harvest this year!