"And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress and keep it". Genesis 2:15

Thursday, April 30, 2009

O.K. the Vegetable Garden

Dont laugh at my small vegetable garden!  This spring we worked hard to expand it to twice its size, and to move it away from the fence and tall building on the east side that was shading it. It's about 25x15 feet now. There is room to expand it to the south and west also. At the north I plan to put a fruit tree of some kind. We were able to expand the garden because we had an old half dead Hack-berry tree at the south end cut down. This tree dropped huge limbs regularly and we were afraid that it would fall on our neighbors garage. We had the company that cut it down (for a hefty fee) leave us the ground up whole tree! This is the mulch you see on the garden. The picture of the pile above has already had a big dent taken out of it, and it extends halfway into the alley. We mulched the whole vegetable garden and have made two walkways in the yard with it and it is still not all gone!

So far what we have planted to make this a more productive property:


One Peach
Two plums (both died and we now have wild root stock growing. Should have just planted a wild plum!)
Two fig trees (I love figs!)
Thornless blackberry
Pomegranate (existing) Does anyone know how to juice this?
Pecan tree (existing and fruiting)


Bell peppers
Green beans
Bartollo shell beans
Lima beans
Yellow squash
Butternut squash
Malabar Spinach

I had to plant most of the beans in amongst the broccoli and spinach and lettuce, since I will be harvesting those soon and I dont have much room. I plan on trying to grow more lettuce behind those vine supports. It might work. God please bless my garden : )

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