Monday, June 16, 2008

My Husband's First Garden

I've posted a lot of pictures of my gardens, so this area right next to our storage shed, that was full of our neighbor's leaves, our left over bricks from the mailbox, Canna Lilies and a pesky ground cover, has been chosen for my husband's first garden. My husband, banned from any other beds in the yard, has been known to cut down a few flowers unknowingly. Well he has finally arrived with a small place to call his own. You see he's been working to clear away all this debris. This area has great soil and earth worms galore.

This is how the area cleaned up, he has planted three tomato plants, hot peppers, squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, and later, two okra plants. The two okra plants never made the pictures because some animal came along and ate them. (Bad animals! Stay away from my husband's garden!) Now there's a good thing, underneath the storage house right where you see the lattice there's a nest of those big black and yellow bees, so they will be working the flowers on his plants.

Here he is ladies, looking all debonair with his hand stuck down in a bag of Composted Cow Manure. Smile for the camera baby! I love you. Oh yeah, our neighbors fixer upper car, just waiting for some year to be fixed up, thank God he covered it.

Look! things are actually growing in there. I really thought that I would wound up the care person for this garden but, I'm not. He's been very attentive, just as he is with me, except for that one time I won't mention. :O)

This is how it is right now, last evening he strung three lines across because the cucumbers were reaching out and wrapping themselves around the pepper plants. Next year since we know how large or small certain plants will grow, and how much area we're left with, we plan to only plant one cucumber plant and maybe add a few greens. Now, brace yourselves for what's coming up next.





MERCY! BELL PEPPERS! THREE OF THEM! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SAVINGS THIS WILL BE! Pardon me for a moment but, I'm actually excited! They also look so pretty I don't want to pick them. LOL! I hope you all enjoyed the tour of my husband's garden, in his small corner of the yard, made just for him. Who knows maybe next year he'll till a spread.


Kindra said...

Great picture of your husband with the fertilizer. :) I hope to add a garden next year, with food prices going up some homegrown food would help a lot. His garden looks yummy!

Shanda said...

Your husband seems to have this garden stuff down pat. I found a new viriety of cucumber that grows into a bush instead of vining out. It is growing well but, I haven't tasted them yet. I'll let you know. They sure do save on space though. I can't wait to read your me me also. I look forward to it. How is the living room make over coming. My craft room has come to a stand still. The yard, garden, and fruit trees have taken over it seems.

Darlene Franklin said...

Our apartment has turned into a greenhouse with all the plants sent to us after the funeral. Plus the huge whatever (as big as a bush) we already had growing. Mom managed to revive Jolene's plant "Shammy" (yes, it's a shamrock plant.) All visible reminders of the love people expressed to us.

Connie said...

Squeeeeallllllll as Jen would say!! WOW, my little cherub, the man sure outdid himself on that little garden! Hubs is pretty dang good also but I have to watch him or we'll have 45,000 cukes overrunning our yard!! Does the man not understand that we just cannot eat cukes 5x a day for 30 years?!!?! Yikes and yowser!! Yours is looooking gooooood, sweetpea!

Feathering My Nest said...

I'm impressed. My husband wishes I'd plant okra. He's from Oklahoma, where it grows well. We've tried to grow it here to no avail. Your husband's veggies look appetizing. He's done very well. Lucky family to eat all those goodies.

You are blessed Deb, to have many family members who left a positive impact on your life. I hope you'll share some of those memories with us and tell about your heritage. Have a pleasant Tuesday, Kathi

Deb said...

Connie you're so funny, he does have three cucumber plants he says he going to make pickles. I told him I hope they're not like Aunt Bee's Kerosene pickles.

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... I just loved this post! I think it's great... how excited your dear Husband seems to be over his very own garden... and I just giggled at your excitement over the beautiful green bell peppers! LOL, you and I are alike, Deb, in so many ways ~smiles~ The photos were perfect and I think it's neat to see gardens from beginning to end. All of this has brought back a flood of memories for me about my Dad and the countless gardens he had over the years. Ahhh, but that, I suppose, is another story... perhaps an idea for a future post.

I cannot even come close to thanking you, Deb, for all of your visits and dear comments. It helps so much to know I'm not alone and to know that I'm not the only one that has had those side-road trips. Your prayers and warm thoughts have lifted me up, and I'm truly grateful for them and for the friendship you and I are cultivating in our own garden of life. Have the most wonderful day... God bless...

~hugs 'n love~


Pearl said...

Ohh My!

Just crackin' up at the mere thought of the episode about Aunt Bee's Kerosene pickles!!

You're a HOOT, Deb!!

Rue said...

You are so funny Deb :)

Hubby's garden looks wonderful! It looks like he's really enjoying it too :)


Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! Your hubby's garden looks great! My hubby loves growing veggies too. He's built beds out back behind the garage where no one can see them. Whenever I can't find him, that's the first place I look!

Ruthie said...

Great garden! Looks good enough to eat. lol.
Hugs to a great blogging buddy.

PAT said...

Deb, it looks great! I love everything your hubby planted. Yum!


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great job he did! It turned out great and those veggies look so yummy. My mouth is watering just looking at them! Bet they will taste delicious too.


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

My, my Deb ~ its beautiful. All from a little unused corner. Amazing. My poor experimental plot has not fared well this season and will be plowed under next week. Makes me sad. But seeing photos like yours gives me hope for next year in sunnier place!

Your husband is doing a fine job! I'm so proud for him!


Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, your husband's garden looks great! He sure has a green thumb!I love to watch things grow! David and I planted 2 cantalopes and 2 squash plants right before we went to Raleigh a couple of weeks ago, and Josh forgot to water them when he was doing the flowers, so needless to say, with the 100 degree temps...they didn't make it! Thank God, it is only in the 80's today and low humidity! ...absolutely gorgeous and I here I am, stuck inside cleaning house! LOL! Hope you are having a great day!

Oh, and I tagged you in today's play along, if you have time! ;) Hugs, Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, I just read your comment on Aunt Bea's kerosene pickles! You are so so funny! I love Andy Griffin...wish I could have lived next door to them! LOL! Have you got your canner ready??? LOL!

Wendy said...

Your hubbies garden is awesome! He must be very proud of himself!:0 Good fresh veggies are the best!! Have a great day!~Wendy

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi there!

I totally enjoyed looking at this garden, i recently started a garden also, with the help of my husband, our sweet peppers and jalepenos look identical! lol!

your hubby did good!

Raquel/Melmum on RMS

Kimba said...

His garden looks wonderful! I love homegrown produce - both the taste and the cost. It's one of the things I'm looking forward to if we get to move into this new house. My in-laws are country-folk and have a huge garden. Luckily they live pretty close so I get to pick from their garden sometimes.

Jan Parrish said...

Yummy. I'm thinking there's some mighty good salsa you could make there. I think it's a grand idea.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, i loved this post. Your hubby is quite the gardener. He did good!! lol
HUgs, Terrie

Carolyn said...

Gardening is fun. It is amaing what happens with a seed, some dirt and a little water!!

Tell your hubby GOOD JOB!!