Just get out and do it.

Welcome to my blog, Garden for Your Life! This site will be mostly about my garden, but you can build one just like it in your back yard too. It can be bigger or smaller, just get out and do it. You can do it for fun. Your can do it for your health. You can do it for fresh food in these troubled times. The point is to get out and do it for whatever reason that you need.

Over time I will cover topics like canning and preserving your harvest, soil and beds, bugs, what to plant and when, and much more.

I've been working on this garden on mine and improving on it for over five years now. I will continue doing that for many more. You can too, just get out and do it.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's all growing!

Well so far so good! My garden is all in, except the sweet potatoes, and growing great!  Those beds with very little showing are now covered.  Time to trim my trees and mulch the beds with them.  Here's the pics!

Leaf crops for the bunnies to the right and left.  turnip, collards, kale, and mustard.  In the back summer squash and spaghetti squash.  Those squash doubled in size over the last couple of days.

I just love the roma tomato's.  

Lots of berries on my blackberries

18 green peppers setting fruit!

My potatoes are racing my beans down the middle for the sky.  Some of the beans in the far bed are picking up the pace.  Just beans in my sweet potato bed.  Burpee can't look at real time conditions and send the dang things.

My black and copper Marans chillin after grazing through the grass.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New season!

Howdy y'all

Well a new spring season of planting has begun here on SE Texas.  I'm in the process of amending all my beds to include Mel's mix from Square Foot Gardening.  So far I've finished 5 and a half beds.  The other half of the bed is a permanent herb bed so I can't do much with that one since its already planted with herbs.  My two other long beds have onions/garlic in one and veggies in the other.  both will be harvested next week and finished with Mel's mix.  Next I'll be making two 8 foot beds next to the gate.  All told I'll have 400 square feet of gardens!  I'm loving it, but tired.

Well, here's the pictures of what's going on around here.

A big 12 foot bed of Green peppers.

My Potato and bean beds.  The two far beds will have potatoes with beans
down the middle.  The other two beds will have Sweet Potatoes.

Hot Peppers!  L > R  Jalapeño, Cayenne, and Serrano!

Onions and Garlic.

Winter veggies for the rabbits.  Ready to clean out and redo.  This will
be my Roma tomato bed this year.  

My rain water bins.  275 gallons each.

Got a few Babies!

Pepper Had 10! of these cuties.  5 weeks old here.

Lori just loves holding them. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

winter garden update.

Howdy all!

It's been a while so here's an update on my garden.

Here's my leaf veggies!  At the far end, lettuce, red and green with napa cabbage.  the front half has carrots, radishes, and two kinds of Kale.  the second half is for the rabbits and the love it.

Onions and Garlic, still green in spite of a few cold snaps

Cauliflowers for DW

very tasty broccoli

Our herb bed doing well

My cold frames off so I can water

And in place for tonights cold snap