Joyfully Grown

We planted our first garden a few months ago and it's been so fun watching it grow! And most recently, even more fun that it's started producing some food for us! I think the fact that we planted it ourselves and put in a lot of hard work makes the food we've gotten out of it already so far taste even better than if we had purchased it at the store.
We hand built the raised beds, I held them together while my hubby hammered the nails into them to build them, we made so many trips to Lowes for dirt and fertilizer, hand picked the little plants and planted and watered them together so many times already. WE thought we were going to lose the garden when it snowed about a week after we planted but we only lost one plant, the rest were either okay or pulled through it! Yay!

We planted tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, red onions, a kohlrabi, and lavender, basil, cilantro, oregano, rosemary, sage and marigolds! It's been an adventure keeping check on our little plants, tracking their growth,  feeding them organic plant food, working the dirt, watering them, being impatient as to when they'll ripen and put on fruit and vegetables. But this past week we were rewarded for all our hard work with an assortment of veggies and fruits and green leafy things enough to make our first dinner from our little garden! A delicious garden salad!

It contained bibb lettuce, heirloom variety mix lettuce, heirloom radishes, a tomato, strawberries, green onions and sweet banana peppers! We ran out to the garden, Bella loves when I try to catch her haha. It was so much fun having Bella help me pick everything and of course she wanted me to take pictures of everything. We loved surprising Frank with our garden salad when he got home from work. And we loved eating it for dinner! I seriously think it was one of the best tasting salads I've ever eaten! It tasted so savory and almost a little earthy and was just amazing!
If you'd like to keep up with our growing ventures a little more closely you can follow along with us over at @JOYFULLYGROWN on instagram! Did you grow a garden this year?


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