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A Photo-Tour of our new Garden

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Welcome to our new garden!

I’ve spent my entire weekend in the kitchen. Cleaning. I’m so exhausted right now that I almost forgot to blog before passing out. I’m actually looking forward to work tomorrow.

So the garden. As you can see above, it’s a bit unruly. This is no surprise after tackling the kitchen for the past two days – but I digress. I won’t be able to give this garden the TLC it needs this year, but next year I’ll have a great place to start.

Let’s do a virtual walkthrough!

So we’ve got what looks like a dozen tomato plants – all well-overgrown – including some cherry and beef eaters. Next we have over a dozen very large pepper plants. These are easily the most impressive feature of the garden. We found some bell peppers and several species that we think are hot peppers.

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There are plenty of beets – they could use spacing but I’ll probably just grab a few handfuls now and then for greens once we have the kitchen running. The turnips are growing like mad with no space to spare. I’m not a huge fan of the turnip, but willing to try them fresh.

I’m excited to see a young apple tree, although curious as to what it’s doing in the garden. I’ll keep an eye on the impact of roots and shading in years to come. I can’t wait for it to really start producing!

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The shed has two planter boxes, one with cucumbers that are starting to take off, and the other an assortment of cukes, turnips, and an unknown vine. I call it the planter of mystery.

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