What’s Growing in Our Raised Garden Beds
I wanted to give y’all a garden update and share what’s growing in our raised garden beds!
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I LOVE gardening! We’ve always had small garden and I’ve always dreamed of a big one! But this year my main goal was just to get a garden in! That’s it! Haha! I didn’t want to go too crazy or invest too much time and money into it this year because I wanted to get a better feel for our property and how I wanted to plan our homestead before committing too much.
I also knew my focus this year would need to be on the animals, the farmhouse, and starting this blogging business venture. And I’m reallllly glad I did, but let me tell ya it wasn’t easy to rein myself in! Lol! I’ll be sharing our big garden plans in a homestead series soon!
Low Key Gardening
If you missed it I built these very easy and inexpensive garden beds!
And I highly recommend them! Then we made a trip to a local greenhouse and got some starter plants and planted them. Here’s what we planted:
- grape tomatoes and cucumbers in the bed pictured below
- tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes lol in the bed that’s clearly overflowing with them
- sweet potatoes and a variety of peppers
- strawberries, watermelon, a blackberry plant, and some basil, rosemary, and lavender
While I know some things pair better than others I just kind of winged it this year 😉 And hey it’s working out really well! Lol! We have lots of tomatoes appearing and have already picked and eaten several strawberries!
I know we have more tomato cages somewhere from our previous gardens but since the outbuildings are still a wreck I can’t find them! Haha! Common issue around here!
But we’re hoping to bring in a dumpster soon and go through all the things left behind from the previous owner! Until then I’ll make these 2 cages work or built a couple more bamboo supports like I did for the grape tomatoes and blackberry vine.
Maintaining the Garden
I find raised beds to be fairly low maintenance. Clearly I need to do some weed trimming around the beds and weed pulling in them (probably should have done that before I took these photos lol oh well real life!) but aside from that weekly upkeep I simply water them every evening.
What’s Growing in Our Raised Garden Beds
Now that we have things more settled with the farm babes I’m excited to have a bit more time to dedicate to and enjoy the garden! There’s nothing like growing your own food! I hope you enjoyed this little garden tour! Do you have a garden or ever thought about planting one?
Have a great day! And thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!
Your garden looks wonderful. Love the kitty lying in the grass so sweet. How many acres do you have? Just wondering since you’ve done such a great job. Everything seems to have a lot of room.
Truly look forward to your posts each were.
Have a blessed day.
Hi Judy! Thanks so much! We’re still working on getting the property cleaned up so we can plan out how we’d like to use it. We’re on a little over 4 acres though
Diana Marie Home
It looks so good! I did raised beds this year too and I love them
Yay!! So fun right?! I can’t wait to go full garden mode next year haha!
I’m signed up to pull weeds and pick veggies every Monday at our community garden. We are using raised beds this year and it is working very well! All of the food harvested will go to our local food bank. It makes me wish I had planted a garden of my own.
That is so awesome!! What a great idea on so many levels!!
Hi Amanda! Really enjoy your blog! It caught my eye at first seeing the picture of your bedroom in Finding the Perfect White. Your room looks amazingly similar to ours. The exterior of your home and it looks very similar to ours. Your kitchen looks like what I am aspiring to do. So many similarities, I just had to share. We even have a raised garden bed. I wondered what state are you in?
Hey there! So happy you found us! And so nice to meet you! We’re in southern IL! The bedroom is from our old house before we moved to the farm! It was a great little home! We have so much planned for this old farmhouse I hope we continue to inspire you in some way! Have a wonderful weekend!