Something I have really learned to enjoy is working out in our yard. I used to have very little interest in yard work. Since having kiddos and spending a ton of time in the backyard, I have learned to love it!
This year, I decided to try a few things out. I ordered a couple of apple trees ( they are growing SO WELL)
our baby Pink Lady Apple
We also added 4 blueberry plants. 2 in large containers and 2 in the ground ( as an experiment)
We had a handfull of fruit this year, can't wait to see next year!
one of the potted blueberry plants with a few immature berries.
This little garden is also an effort to get my extremely picky eater excited about healthy food. He chose to plant carrots in a container on our back porch... we are still waiting on these ( it may be too hot for them) If they don't work out, we will try again when the weather cools down.
We also planted a selection of Mint in our large front porch pot. ( Mint can take over if you aren't careful)
I also threw in some basil from seed and we have been using that like crazy! Next year I may use that pot just for all different types of basil.
Our front porch mint ( spearmint, lemon balm and grapefruit mint)
I also just added a fig tree (potted) and I am thinking about replacing some dying azaleas with more fruit bushes. I have been having a blast with this little garden and the boys love
spraying each other and me with the hose helping me water. :)
Next year, my husband said he would build a raised bed for a small vegetable garden. I'm hoping to use it year round, possibly with some type of cold frame for the winter.
It feels great to use fresh items that you know haven't been sprayed or treated with any chemicals. What do you have growing? :)
Have a great week!