When my son was about 2 years old, I decided I needed a hobby. Pre-baby, my life had been teaching, working on my Masters Degree, and reading A LOT of books about reading and literacy in early childhood. Post-baby, my life was all about my new bundle of joy, teaching, and learning to balance the two.
My son loved to play outside (still does), so I decided gardening might be a good hobby for me. I wasn’t new to gardening. We grew up with a very large vegetable garden, all-you-can-eat raspberry bushes, and many hours of cleaning beans to freeze for the winter. Seven years ago my husband, 2 year old, and I started our own garden. We moved a few years ago and have a garden space at the new house too. It brings so much joy every year.
The area that the vegetable garden is in was completely empty, other than one REALLY big rhody bush when we moved in. We saw the idea to make rock pathways in one of my Country Garden’s magazines. The kids moved rocks from other areas of the yard to build the paths.
I usually grow veggies from seed, but this year we bought starts. Our new puppy, Cooper, doesn’t really know the “rules of the garden” like Riley did. I thought starts might be a better option this year.
I can’t wait to show you how it looks in a few more weeks!
Since my mom has really been the one to inspire my love of gardening, I thought I’d share a picture of her vegetable garden. This was taken last year. She always says that no one sees her garden, so let’s show it off.
We built the raised garden boxes when she moved into this house. Last Summer we put in the fence posts and bird houses. Her vegetables always grow about twice the size of mine. Her yard looks fabulous and very park-like.
I have lots more to plant this year. More pictures coming soon!!! Happy gardening!
Here a few parties I like to link up to.