Southern Virginia Garden Tour – Vegetables, Kids, Pigs and Chickens!

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out these photos and the stories behind them Amanda from Virginia sent in:

kids and garden vegetbales

Last spring/summer we decided to turn our bare backyard into our little “Half-Acre Home on the Range” and I wanted to share some of the pictures of our journey. Our little backyard garden and farmyard is a labor of love for our little family. My husband is the builder. He built our garden boxes, chicken coop, and pig house/pen. He leaves it to the girls and I to fill them with living things! I am really so thankful he goes along with all of our crazy ideas!

This was our very first gardening adventure. Which seems kind of silly to me. My dad is a farmer, and I grew up on a farm, so I really have no idea why it took me so long to start a garden!

There was not a lot of planning this first year. My focus was on letting the girls enjoy and be part of every moment. They helped dig in the dirt, and I let them plant the seeds. Naturally, the first harvest belonged to them ;) I loved that they wanted to be outside, right beside me, breathing fresh air and growing fun things.

kids in garden boxMy big girl named our garden the “Happy Foods” Garden, so we had to make a sign…of course!

It was so much fun watching new things pop up in the garden!!

girl feeding a chicken

Then, we talked our guy into chickens!!! He worked hard to build us the cutest little coop.

handmade chicken coopOur big girl looked out over our backyard at the end of the summer and said that she loved our little home because it made all of our dreams come true :) As a mom, that was one of the best moments!

garden vegetablesWe had lots of rain, so the garden, the bugs, and the grass got a little out of control! Throughout the summer we harvested some squash, cucumbers, basil, cilantro, radishes, lettuce, swiss chard, and a few other things.

garden vegetablesMy tomato plants ended up with some kind of disease, and I didn’t plant nearly enough beans…I still have a great deal to learn! But we had such a blast together. ~ And the girls were always looking for a chance to play in water ;)

piggyAnd we added a pig! I have always wanted a little pet pig!! Someone in our community needed a new home for her pot belly pig, so the girls and I brought her home! :) It was love at first sight!! (And she likes kale!)

pig penOnce again, our guy went to work building our dreams. She has her own little pen to root around in the mud, and we hung her some bunting. Every girl needs a little bunting.

Our July babies have finally started laying eggs, and it’s so exciting to check the nest boxes each day! The girls have to take turns carrying the eggs back to the house. Chickens are just awesome!

chicken garlic shootsEverything seems so brown and dead this time of year, but we do have a few garlic shoots from the fall popping up!! It’s so fun to see the garden still alive through the winter!

We enjoy our little backyard farmyard so much! We are ready to dig in the dirt again and are preparing for spring! We hope to have a bigger, better garden this year. I have already received my first order of seeds, and I ordered a set of grow lights for myself for Christmas, YAY!! :) I write a little about our backyard adventures and share pictures of our day-to-day at mychaosandcoffee.

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If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts - Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.
  • Garage Sale, Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving pictures and the stories behind the treasures you found including how much you paid for them.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

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Growing Vegetables in North Vancouver, Canada

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out these photos Trixi from North Vancouver, Canada sent in.

Previously Trixi had only planted broccoli and Brussels sprouts in her garden over the winter months, but she wanted to try and grow more .

orange flowers

Well take a look at her garden photos from this year!

I think my favorite photo might be those potatoes she has growing in burlap sacks at the top of the page.

broccoli

Trixi says it’s colder here in North Vancouver and since they she lives on the side of a mountain it been harder for her to grow a lot of different vegetables. But now that she has greenhouse, she plans on growing more.

heirloom vegetables

Trixi, I think you have done an outstanding job with your garden this year. Keep up the good work.

~Mavis

container-herb-garden2Garden Apartment in Harlem, New York

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts - Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.
  • Garage Sale, Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving pictures and the stories behind the treasures you found including how much you paid for them.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

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Monticello house

During our visit to Washington D.C. last week we rented a car for a day and headed west to Monticello {Thomas Jefferson’s home}.  Be. Still. My. Heart. I wanted to see the gardens, and the HH wanted to go for the house. It was perfect.

Monticello

Monticello was truly an amazing house, which took over 20 years to complete {though he didn’t build it himself}.  The house is filled with his innovations and influences, which he was constantly renovating and adding to {like skylights for natural lighting, a “turning machine closet”,  and alcove beds build into the walls}.  I would have LOVED to have taken oodles of interior photos, but for security reasons we were not allowed {lot’s of items are on display from private collections}.

Because Jefferson died more than $100,000 in debt {that surprised me!}, the house was sold immediately after his death.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello garden

Luckily, subsequent purchasers took immaculate care of the house and ground before it was sold to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.  {Even with repairs and upkeep, the 2nd and 3rd floors of the house are not open to the public due to fire codes.}

Monticello furniture

The estate operated as a plantation–growing tobacco, and much later, going to wheat.  Throughout his life at Monticello, Jefferson had a pretty amazing vegetable garden {I wonder if he ever took time to weigh his veggies?}.

bean tepee

He grew several varieties of vegetables {a lot of which aren’t available anymore–man, wouldn’t you love to have some of those heirloom seeds?!}.  He considered himself a scientist and recorded the details of his plants and their growth impeccably, right down to detailing the daily weather and diagramming his plantings.  {I’m seriously starting to think I need to start a gardening journal for my great-great grandkids.}

Monticello garden

Jefferson experimented with horticulture and landscaping–and although they have not been able to replicate his plantings exactly, they have tried {using modern day practices} to include some his favorite plants.

basil plant

Originally, the gardens were surrounded by 10 foot walls to keep deer and pillagers out–only a small part of the fence has been recreated, though.

apple orchard

Jefferson also had a massive orchard, and because the site of his orchard was conducive to avoiding spring frosts, he typically had fruit when his neighbors lost theirs.  He was super proud of that fact.

Jefferson also experience with a vineyard–trying to recreate the wines of Europe, convinced that the United States could compete, but the vines he imported from Europe were not very happy with our soil and climate.  His records show he was constantly planting and replanting vines.

All in all it was an amazing visit, and I wished we could of stayed longer. Heck, I’d move there in a heartbeat if I could convince my husband, even if the only job was pulling weeds.

Ahhh Virginia, I LOVE YOU.

~Mavis

A Rich Spot of Earth Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

A Rich Spot of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

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Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 27 of 52

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Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 27 of 52

watering cans on fence

Right before I left for 9 days I sprinkled 2 bottles of Sluggo around the garden and crossed my fingers that the teenager I put in charge of taking care of my garden would be able to handle the job.

Well not only did she do a great job of keeping the gardens watered, but there was one not one plant causality to be found. Which is more than I can say for the last time I put the Handsome Husband in charge of watering.

pallet garden

I came home to zucchini plants growing along the fence and a pallet garden full of strawberries, chard, celery, beans and zucchini that was thriving.

raised garden beds

The garden boxes were well taken care of too.

wild artichokes

Artichokes, rhubarb, and gladiolus.

english glass greenhouse

While we were away the temps in the Seattle/Tacoma area were in the 80′s and the tomatoes and cucumbers really benefited from the heat. I’ll post some close up pictures later this week so you can see.
cabbage and potatoes

And holy cow man! Check out the cabbage and potatoes we have growing along side the greenhouse. Not to shabby if you ask me!

potato towers

The potato towers and the spuds we have growing along side the greenhouse are looking pretty good as well.

wooden backyard

A view from the back deck.

grow kale and Swiss Chard

The kale and the Swiss chard we planted in front of the chicken coop is finally starting to take off. I didn’t water it as much as I should have in the beginning because of where the coop is located {it’s kind of a pain to drag the hose all the way over there everyday}. But the little vegetable patch is starting to bounce back and provide a bunch of greens for the hens to munch on.

pumpkin patch

Wahooo! Check out the pumpkin patch. When I was mounding up little hills to plant pumpkin seeds I snuck a seed potato at the bottom of each hill. Since potatoes and pumpkins grow well together I figured, hey, why not?

I’ve never tried this before so I’m curious to see how many potatoes we get.

spooner farms raspberries

The raspberry patch. We picked our first pint of 2013 raspberries this morning.

herb container garden

And last but not least, the container herb garden. I need to get our there and harvest so herbs before they all go to seed!

Well that’s a quick look at my garden, how is yours coming along?

~Mavis

mavis butterfield ryan botanical interests

This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.

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Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 26 of 52

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Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 26 of 52

watering cans along the fence

Our backyard is beginning to look like a real vegetable garden! The beds are starting to fill out, the vegetables are getting plump and the bees are buzzing around the garden pollinating everything in sight.

recycled wood pallet garden

The pallet garden is in the awkward teenager phase. A slug ate one pallet of beans, I still need to finish planting a little more Swiss chard in the center pallet and there are still a few heads of lettuce left to harvest in the upper right pallet.

bean tepee

The tepees are naked are looking a little bare these days too. We harvested the peas a few days ago and need to get the beans planted. I wonder if it’s too late to plant acorn squash. Anyone know? I think I might plant a few seeds in the hills at the base of the tepees.

magnum glass greenhouse

I recently shared pictures of the greenhouse and I’m  starting to count down the days until we get some tomatoes. I’ve seen a few in the garden about the size of marbles, but nothing big yet.

wooded backyard

A view from the back deck.

omlet chicken coop orange pumpkin patch

The future pumpkin patch. Can you see green in the center of those hills? You’ll need to squint real hard.

spooner farms cascadia raspberry patch

The raspberry patch!

The raspberries are starting to trickle in. Nothing major yet, but it’s fun to go out the the raspberry patch everyday and hunt for them. I suspect in another 2 weeks we should be harvesting  a few pints a day.

container herb garden

And last but not least, the container herb garden in thriving. We’ve been using fresh oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme and parsley in our recipes lately and I am loving it.

Gardening is awesome. Not matter how big your plot is. Use what you have, grow what you love, and just get out there and dig. Life is good.

~Mavis

ryan botanical interests

This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

This is not your grandmother’s gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.

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Mavis Mail – Garden Photos from Fairfax, Virginia

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wood pallet garden pictures

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

~Mavis

wood pallets

Check out this story and the wood pallet garden photos from urban hipsters Dietrich and Carlie from Fairfax, VA.  The pictures you see start in March and then end with how their garden looks today.

Pretty cool if you ask me! 

how to build a wood pallet garden

Carlie writes:

Garden experience: None really. Both of our moms had very small backyard vegetable gardens growing up but neither of us paid much attention to the process. We are literal first timers and had no clue what we were doing.

landscape fabric

A little about us: We love eating and being healthy – I home-make much of our food and Dietrich is always running marathons. We moved to NOVA (since that’s where the jobs are in VA) after we graduated from Virginia Tech and got married. Northern Virginia is not known its gardens, but is very well known for being super expensive.

how to plant a wood pallet garden

Our life mission right now is to pay off our students loans – over $155,000 – in 5 years from when we graduated (we are on target so far!). So, living in the most expensive area in VA and trying to be as cheap as possible don’t quite mix usually. We started our blog Fat Soul Slim Kitchen in March to get information out there about how to live cheaply, healthily, and faithfully. Most of our friends are in a similar boat as us with lots of debt and low paying jobs, and we’ve been able to live fairly frugally, even in NOVA, so we wanted to get our life out there to show people how we did it – but also bring other’s ideas of how they are living life cheaply and healthily and faithfully so as to mutually encourage each other!

wood pallet edible garden

We currently live in someone’s basement and have our own back entrance and finally a “backyard”! Unfortunately, the “backyard” is a big slab of cement. So, we built our own little structure using free pallets we got from a nursery down the street and planted our garden in that. Since we share the “backyard” with our landlords, we couldn’t really take over too much, so right now we only have one little 3 X 4 foot bed. It’s producing like crazy though and we can’t believe it. We have eaten spinach that grew in our backyard! Mind blown.

wood pallet garden

Our plants are: Zucchini (taking over), tomato, carrots (harvested most), onion, asparagus, spinach (done harvesting), honey dew, watermelon, cucumber, broccoli (just popping out!), squash, strawberries (flowered but no berries), red peppers, and green peppers.

Blessings,
Carlie

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Bob and Sherle From California Share Their Vegetable Garden Photos

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts - Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.
  • Garage Sale, Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving pictures and the stories behind the treasures you found including how much you paid for them.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

Go  HERE for the official rules.

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Japanese Tea Garden – Seattle

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My buddies Amberlina and Lola are in town this weekend and one of the things on our to do list was to check out the Japanese Tea Garden in Seattle. Have you been?

Japanese Tea Garden  Seattle

If you live in the Seattle area, you really need to stop over at the Japanese Gardens.  It was one of the most serene, beautiful places I’ve ever visited.  It was designed by a Japanese garden designer, Juki Iida in 1960–which means it has had 53 years to mature.  And seriously, it is exactly what you would imagine a Japanese garden to be like.

Japanese maple tree

Apparently this year, they are piloting a new program where you can schedule weddings.  But don’t get your hopes up because you have to go through an application process and they are only accepting a handful of couples. I totally would want to get married here.  You wouldn’t have to do anything but buy a dress–the flowers and ambiance are already provided.

The park is only 3 1/2 acres, but it packs a lot in.  There are walking paths that twist through immaculately landscaped gardens.

Japanese Tea Garden - Seattle

I think my favorite spot was the little bridge over the pond though. I’m not sure what the tall tiny purple flowers were, but I need a few for my wooded backyard. Oh and the moss. It was amazing. How weird is that? Who on earth gets excited about moss?

If you get the chance, Go! You’ll love it.

~Mavis

Seattle Japanese Tea Garden
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Seattle WA 98112

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Mavis Mail – Zoe From Pennsylvania Sends in Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have an awesome garden this summer. Keep them coming!

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Zoe lives in Pennsylvania and is pretty much a rock star when it comes to recipes using real ingredients. She is a cousin of my friend Mama JJ, and she recently sent in some amazing photos of her farm and had this to say:

Hello Mavis!

I was going through some pics and found some garden ones. I remembered you sometimes feature these things on your blog so I thought I’d share…

I’ve been gardening since I was a kid. First I helped my parents, then I got into growing strawberries for 4-H and then eventually had my own little plot on which I grew lots of annual flowers. I loved it.

So when my husband and I got married, we dug up some dirt, and started growing vegetables. Currently we have “the big garden” out back, “the little garden” by the barn, the raised beds, the orchard, and the pea fences and grape arbor.

raised garden beds

We’ve had this set-up for 5 years now. We always get a good grape crop but the orchard and the big garden sometimes don’t do very well.

We have no idea what we are doing when it comes to fruit trees so any fruit is a nice surprise. The big garden is situated where there used to be a tobacco barn and we think the soil has some issues because of that. We are working on slowly building it up. Sometimes crops grow great in there but other times, they are complete bombs. Oh well.

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The little garden and the raised beds almost always perform quite well! We grow about everything…strawberries, peas, lettuce, spinach, chard, carrots, kohlrabi, rhubarb, asparagus, onions, cabbage, broccoli, kale, peppers, tomatoes, corn, green beans, various dried beans, garlic, cucumbers, squashes, melons, beets, herbs, and I’m probably forgetting some things.

garden with chicken coop

In the one picture you’ll see my chicken house. We currently have 17 birds. 15 eggs a day is a lot for a small family but I love gathering them, washing them up, and giving them to people.

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There’s also a pic of my husband plowing the big garden. He’s using his grandpa’s little old John Deere H. I love that thing!

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Right now my basement has a grow light in it and I have a bunch of starts growing down there. I can’t plant stuff out as early as you can but in another month I should be able to set out some of the cool weather crops. Can’t wait! I am ready for some summer sun and dirt between my toes!

Well that about covers it!

Thanks! Zoe

To find out what Zoe does with all her fresh fruits and vegetables, visit her blog Whole Eats &Whole Treats. She is awesome, and I wish she was my neighbor.

~Mavis

raised-garden-beds-1{Robin from Columbus, Ohio – Garden Photos}

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Craft made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.

chickens isle of man{Betty & Margo, on the Isle of Man sent in by reader Angie from The Cinnamon Coach}

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

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Mavis Mail – Bob and Sherle From California Share Their Vegetable Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out this story and the amazing backyard garden photos Bob and Sherle from California sent in:

Hi Mavis,

I have been gardening most of my life, either with my dad or my husband of 30 years, mostly in small backyard gardens. As a result of not having a whole bunch of space in which to garden we had had to be very innovative so we could get as much as possible out of the space we do have.

Our garden plot is 20×25′ and we have harvested over 1k from it.

vegetable garden photos

We use concrete reinforcing wire to create “cages” for our plants, so everything grows up instead of out. Our tomatoes often grow to over 10′ tall and produce lots and lots of tomatoes.

tomatoes grown in cages

I usually put up about 100 quart jars of tomatoes every year. We have two connected towers for our green beans and they grow all over it. It’s very nice for picking as well, though green beans seem to be masters at hiding in plain sight. Our cucumbers are planted in “cages”, four plants to a block and they grow all over their cages. My husband or kids need to pick them though as I always break out in hives from them and the squashes.

grow zucchini cucumbers in cages

The zucchini and summer squash grow up round towers and it’s so neat and easy for us to pick the fruits. We even grew cantaloupe in a tower, though we had to support them with little slings while they were getting big. We used nylons to create the hammocks, though they really need something stronger, we just haven’t come up with another solution yet.

grow vegetables in tomato cages

We lay newspaper under the plants and in the walkways and then put down straw to hold the newspaper down which effectively blocks the light thus doing away with anything like weeds. The added benefit is that the tomatoes like the color that’s being reflected up from the straw.

tomato seedlings

We start all of our plants in our little greenhouse. The color tipped toothpicks were painted to match a paint swatch on the seed packet so I knew what was in the pots.

You can see more pictures and read some how to’s in a little book I made through Shutterfly, though this is a digital version at: http://www.gospellearningcenter.com/resources/Garden/Garden.asp

tomato seedlings in greenhouse

This year we have determined to grow squashes and pumpkins in the front yard. I thought I would be able to plant them in pots, but I learned that pumpkin roots are extensive, so they will be planted in the ground.

I love following your blog and you have inspired me to grow 2k pounds this year.

red tomatoes

Holy canolies Bob and Sherle, your garden is GORGEOUS! And those tomatoes are out of sight! I complete confidence that you tow will reach your goal of growing 2,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in your garden this year.

~Mavis

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Craft made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

Go  HERE for the official rules.

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Mavis’ Backyard Garden Tour – November

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I’ll have you know I talked to Santa Claus last night.  I was telling him how everyone told me to cover my garden beds with straw and now my garden looks untidy, and how Mary Poppins would totally disapprove of the mess.

You know what Santa told me? 

“Don’t worry Mavis, all those meanies will be getting coal this year.  I’ll make sure of it.”

Broccoli

Rainbow Swiss Chard

Cauliflower

Red Cabbage

Kale

Garlic

Oh what a mess!  I don’t know if me and my OCD are cut out for winter gardening.

Hmmm.

~Mavis

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