The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Adventure Begins in the Garden

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Adventure Begins in the Garden

Eric Working In The Greenhouse
My husband the “Viking” in my life Eric working in the greenhouse!












Words cannot convey my joy in seeing the garden go in to the ground every spring.  Because we live at the beach we do a lot of our gardening in pots and large containers.  And it is such a wonderous thing to see all the potatoes, onions, and tomatoes all over my yard.  This past week my husband and I have been playing catch up because we have been dealing with a family crisis this past month.  Because next week a month ago my Step Father passed away. 

You can see the greenhouse from our deck!
You can see the greenhouse from our deck.












It is with great sadness we are all getting back to our routines and our lives knowing an important family member will no longer be with us.   Working in the Earth is healing and it is my favorite part of “Suburban Homesteading”, and I have been out in the yard quite a bit this week not as much as I would have liked to have been but its been busy.  My friend Katherine brought me over a ton of Daylily’s and I am still searching for homes in my yard for all of them before I start sharing them with others.  Thanks Katherine if you are reading this.  This week we got the following planted:  Jerusalem Artichokes, Our Almond Tree, More Radishes, Several Varieties of tomatoes,  and as I looked around this week I saw that our kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, cabbage, potatoes, onions are all coming up beautifully.  My friend Lisa another fellow Suburban Homesteader started her blog “The Way Grandmama Does It” – make sure to check it out!  Its great reading! 


Plants including chicory in the garden.
Plants including chicory in the garden.

I went out with her and another friend earlier this week to get my Bay Laurel and I got some more thyme and some bulb fennel too.  I added them to my ever-expanding herb collection many of which I get from Shelton Herb Farm which is in Leland, NC.  If you do stop by Shelton Herb Farm tell Meg Karen sent you…..and you won’t be sorry all of the herbs I have gotten from them have done great except for the ones my chickens anihilated……..well and now they are in a run which I will be posting pics soon of these.


I wish you all a beautiful week….until next time!

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