Spring Garden

One of the projects my dear husband and I started during March was our new garden! My dear husband has done a lot of research and reading and I did a lot of dreaming and on a sunny Saturday, we put those plans and dreams into action! One of the things we are doing is trying to make lots of little, medium, and big raised beds from various farm supplies that are no longer useful on the farm. So far we’re using a lot of tires and pallets with another bigger raised bed in the works.

Wanna see?

Old tire for flowers and a pallet of lettuce:


One side has some buttercrunch lettuce plants and the rest is where we planted seeds:

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(and no, my handwriting has not changed… our nieces helped us plant things and the middle niece helped write out our plant names).

Then we have a few tires: one for flowers and three for potatoes.

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There it is! Our fledgling garden:


Gotta love the awkward plant selfie:


Longtime readers and/or observant ones may notice that this yard does not look anything like our current yard… And you would be right! We are planting this garden at our sister-in-law and brother-in-laws house because… We’re moving! Just down the road into their house. (They are moving out… we’ll be renting it from them). This house is much, much bigger than our current house and it will not only have an epic garden, but Glittering Eyes Studio will finally have an actual studio! We’ll have room for a craft room for me, an office for my dear husband, a piano, a few guest rooms, a library/formal living room… Let’s just say I’ve had a lot of time to dream about this and we’re really excited. So expect lots of pictures of our new house coming this summer.

In the meantime, we are planning more garden things: hopefully we can plant more things next week, but it is supposed to rain all week… We’re hoping to plant carrots, onions, tomatoes, beans, corn, melons, and more in a ginormous raised bed. Then my own personal favorite: a pallet (or 2…or 3) full or herbs and another pallet of flowers. Then a tire of mint and maybe more flowers. Herbs and flowers are my favorite, obviously. Oh! And corn.

What are you guys planting? House plants, porch gardens, herbs on the windowsill? Raised beds? Flowers? Yay spring!

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One Response to Spring Garden

  1. Emily says:

    We’re planting all kinds of things in the house at the moment (not sure what will survive, but it’s exciting to watch our little seedlings grow up close). I’m hoping to get our raised beds set up this weekend so I can start planting some varieties of lettuce outside, spinach and a few other things.

    Good job to you guys on getting your garden set up! Can’t wait to see photos of your haul later on in the growing season 🙂

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