It’s funny how life works. When I first moved here in 2010 I sort of dreaded the summer because my grandparents would always ask me to help in their garden. Their garden was HUGE and my grandpa would spend his entire summer maintaining perfect, weed free rows of produce. I spent many sweaty summer days helping them and I would wonder why anyone would go to so much work when they could just get their food at the store.

And then last summer my grandparents didn’t put in a garden and moved to a retirement home and the next thing I knew I was missing gardening! Say what? I had a little container garden where I grew tomatoes, green onions successfully and unsuccessfully tried to grow lettuce, cilantro, and parsley.

This year I decided to step it up and I built a couple garden beds for the back yard and yesterday I got to planting. I may be too late as it’s already June but I figured it was worth a shot.



I’m really hoping I can get these plants to produce! I’ve planted lettuce, parsley, broccoli, carrots, spinach, cucumbers, yellow onions, green onions, and tomatoes.

I already had a mishap when one row was completely dug up by a dog burying a bone! ARGH!!

Besides watering and weeding, is there anything else I can do to make this garden flourish? Any advice is appreciated!

I had to take a picture of my gardening attire and send it to my mormon mom. Ha ha ha ha!

I had to take a picture of my gardening attire and send it to my mormon mom. Ha ha ha ha!


  • Catherine. June 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Bryce puts the lawn clippings on the garden. It helps keep moisture in the soil and it’s compost. We had the same problem with Frank when we first started lol he now knows to not dig in there.

    • Betty Livin June 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Ok, I’ll do that on my next day off! Thanks for the tip! I was so choked at Apollo! I had spent hours on Saturday toiling away and planting net little rows and when I came out to water on Sunday almost a whole row was destroyed! >:(

  • Jo @ Living Mint Green June 7, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Good luck with your adorable little garden! That’s one thing I miss about city/prairie livin. Having my own space to grow some good EATS.

    • Betty Livin June 8, 2016 at 7:27 am

      IF it grows! Ha ha! I have an awful track record with plants but I’m hoping this is the year that all changes!


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