We grow a lot of things in our little garden paradise in the city. We grow everything from apples to zucchini squash and everything in between!
Our favorite plants to grow are tomatoes, lettuce, and all kinds of squash because they’re our favorite things to eat!
I like to call our family “city farmers”. We look forward to growing our garden every year. We start our seeds indoors when there is still snow on the ground! We count the days as planting time draws near.
We get super excited when we see the seed displays at the store. We love to spend time in the seed aisle daydreaming about the layout of this year’s garden.
Even though this is our 5th year planting at this home, our garden is very different this year from previous years. We’re growing new things this year, too.
We were able to finally pull up the roots of an old tree from our garden bed. This provided enough space to expand the garden without having to tear up more lawn. I was very grateful for this because we had to do this when we first moved into our home. It was a ton of work for my family!!
We pulled down the garden fence this year, too. Our squash plants were taking over the carrots, and they needed more room to grow!
We’ve been eating lots of zucchini and different types of lettuce out of the garden so far. There’s nothing like eating fresh fruits and veggies your family has grown.
The garden is definitely a family effort! I’m so thankful that we get to do it together. It’s like watching our family’s love grow!
We will be doing lots of canning this year, too. We’re growing 30 tomato plants this year!! Our tomato sauce we canned last year made it just into the summer. I’m hoping to have enough homemade canned tomato sauce to last us until we have tomatoes ready to eat on the plants next summer. We also decided to grow extra carrots this year because we always seem to run out of them by spring. I always make sure we have some carrots saved from our family garden for our family’s Easter dinner the next year.
My wonderful husband planted beautiful daylilies for me. They’re some of favorite flowers. Plus, it gives something pretty for our children to pick and bring to Mama. It’s a tradition he started when our girls were little and I love it! God has blessed us abundantly!
Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce. ~ Jeremiah 29:5
Blessings and Love from our family to yours,
Mrs Olsen ❤️