How Does Your Garden Grow?

If you follow me on Instagram, you are seeing almost daily images of my vegetable garden on my InstaStories. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, why the heck not?  Get over HERE and check out my veggie magic.

Somewhere in the past 5 years I have totally fallen in love with my vegetable gardens.  The same can not be said for my flower gardens, but that’s ok.  I love what feeds me 😀  I really find it so therapeutic to be in my garden, weeding and giving all of the love to what feeds us.

This morning I have spent my time in my happy place! My veggie garden. Growing up I remember my mom cutting into the grass each year expanding her garden and since we have moved into our home I do the same. Im already looking forward to the second level of garden boxes Shaun will build next year. Each year I try a new veggie to grow and stick with the veggies that work well and that we enjoy. I wish we lived in a climate that I could garden all year round! What is your fav veggie that you grow in your garden? 🥕🌶🥒🍅🍆 And if you are wondering about the owl. It is supposed to keep the critters away, ask me how well it works 🙄 . . #garden #gardening #gardentotable #vegetables #veggies #herbs #outside #happyplace

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This year we are growing cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, scotch bonnet peppers, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, chives and a bunch of herbs.  And man oh man, have we had a successful crop thus far.

Last year, was super rainy and cool and I had a terrible issue with rabbits.  I was determined that this year would be better and the weather has been on my side.  I started with some killer soil, have used coyote urine (bought from Amazon to keep the rabbits away) and every 2 weeks I put egg shells in my soil.  I have a mason jar that sits beside my compost recycling and pop them in, and then bi-weekly I crush them up.

All has been going so well until just this past week I noticed that my eggplant leaves were wilting.  Upon further inspection I noticed these bugs that you see below.  Well many of my followers were quick to tell me that they are Japanese beetles and that I need to get rid of them.  After much advice and research it seems that the best thing to do is take them off one by one and drown them in water and dish soap.  It is tedious but I really want to save my garden.  They seem to be out at dusk and dawn, so out I go with yet another mason jar to drown beetles – LOL!

I am always looking for tips and tricks to make my garden better than ever!  What are you growing this year?

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