Mavis’ Backyard Garden Tour – The Best One Yet!

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Welcome to my super awesome garden tour.  Since I’ve already reached my goal of growing 2,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in my backyard garden this year, I’ve decided to let loose a bit and give that evil OCD monster in my head a rest for a while.

After all, it’s nearly December, and that means it’s time to put down the trowel, dig out the stretchy pants and moo moo dresses, and eat cookies for the next month.  Right?

But don’t worry, I haven’t given up gardening completely.  In fact there is still tons to see in the garden this time of year.  For instance…

I have 2 pots of Rosemary growing in my greenhouse.  Sure, they’re the only things in there right now, but it won’t be long before the greenhouse starts to fill up again.

This patch of dirt is a great place to meditate and gather inspiration for next years garden.

And check out these garden boxes.  Aren’t they looking sweet? Straw is all over the place, some are empty, weeds are popping up everywhere, I bet Martha Stewart’s backyard garden looks exactly like mine this time of year.

Check out all this kale!  I thought about pulling the kale up, but decided to wait until Christmas morning.  I’m sure the chickens would love finding a giant mound of it under their Christmas tree.

So even though things look a little rough right now, don’t worry, good things are on the horizon.  I’m really excited about my new goals for the 2013 growing season, and can’t wait to share them with you soon.

Peace Out Garden Scouts, I’m off to eat another cookie.

~Mavis

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Comments

  1. Your neighbors must think you’re nuttier than a fruitcake! :D At least your garden is cleaned up. Mine still has deader than dead tomato vines clinging to cages & other various & sundry rotting things about. It’s at the top of a hill in the back corner of our half acre lot & I can’t see it from the house– out of sight, out of mind, I assure you.

  2. Congratulations on meeting your goal and your new found freedom! Enjoy it!!

  3. What kind fo Kale to you grow? Ours is shorter and fuller and is /supposedly/ going to grow through our snowy winter until about February or so. It just keeps growing back after we trim the leaves off!

  4. Ummm…what are you wearing?! lol :)

  5. You are truely an inspiration! Congratulations, what an accomplishment! Enjoy your down time you deserve it.

  6. Don’t pull up the Kale! My chickens love to eat it all winter long. It is good even frozen stiff and the next spring is sprouts as soon as the temps get above freezing. It goes to seed quickly when the weather gets hot, I save a few seeds and replant them the same year and next.

  7. congrats on the 2,000 lb goal!!!! Just harvested jalapenos, bananas, and bell peppers from the garden yesterday here in SC. Not sure how much longer they will be able to hang on with lows in the 30′s. Although the lettuces, chard, carrots, beets, and cabbage are loving the cooler weather. Even seeded my first set of herbs and tomatoes for the spring season today (inside of course with grow lights). Can’t wait for those 2013 seed catalogs to arrive :)

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