Oh, How My Garden Grows- 3/13 (link up your garden)

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Spring is finally here! I know not officially but with this week hitting the 70′s all week, it sure feels like spring to me! We already have several flowers blooming and ready to decorate our flower beds.


I can’t wait to start seeing some progress with our veggies and fruits! Starting next week I will post more about our garden, but I thought since there wasn’t much to show, I would share my pretty blooms!


I just love this yellow, so bright and colorful!!


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Oh, How My Garden Grows- 7/19 (link up)


Our tomato plants are just going crazy! We are picking on average 10 cherry tomatoes each day. There are several larger tomatoes that are very close for pickin, but the cherry tomatoes are just producing like crazy! Peppers and Jalapenos are pretty close as well!

If I could keep the squirrels off the strawberries we could actually have a few, but this is about as big as they get and then they are gone!!

Raspberries are still doing great but no berries yet! I can’t wait to finally have some produce that I want to eat!!

Beans are looking great! I will be adding the string fence for them to climb up later this week!

Bell peppers are getting bigger and bigger everyday! Some of the Purple Beauty Bell Peppers are starting to turn purple and look great!
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Oh How My Garden Grows- 7/5 (link up)

So we got a very late start on our garden this year. But with the weather changing it’s mind everyday if it was going to be hot, cold, wet, dry, windy and so on, I just did not want to plant our veggies and fruit and then have nothing from the crazy weather. But I am glad we waited because everything is growing very well and we have had tons of tomatoes and peppers, more than we can eat right now!! So you can see above how one of our cherry tomato plants is doing very well. Our girls are picking 5-10 tomatoes every other day.


Here are my bell peppers! They are doing very well also. We have about 4 that almost ready to pick but this little guy was so cute, I wanted to share him instead of the big guys!!


Here are some of our hot peppers, we have been picking a few of these guys about every 3 days. I am very impressed this year with the garden. We have already save close to $50 in produce so far. Considering my girls eat tomatoes like candy, I am very glad that our plants are producing enough to keep up with them!!

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>Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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Here are a few pictures of my garden this week. I hope some of these start growing faster before colder weather gets here!! Haha~!!
Here is one of our Black Beauty Bell Peppers.

Here is the start of a cute little watermelon!!

More tomatoes!!

More blooms for our pumpkins, but they never seem to grow anything.

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>Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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Not much has changed in the past few weeks, with this heat wave and crazy weather, my plants are begging for a break!!
Here are a few baby cucumbers!!

More tomatoes!!

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>Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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Here is the tomato that is almost ready for pickin!!!

More pumpkins!!

Green Bell Pepper!!

Jalapeno!!

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>Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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Here it is again, my garden!! I need some fertilizer!!

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>Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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Not much different from last week, but here is my garden!!  I think I am going to start giving them growth hormones to make them grow faster!! Just kidding!!

One baby bell pepper in there, can you see it?

Cucumbers…..

Poor lonely tomato …..

Green onions are growing great!!

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>Update- Oh, How My Garden Grows!!

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We have had a lot of rain in the past few weeks, but I think that my garden is still doing pretty good!! The wind knocked off one of the bell peppers over the weekend but other than that, everything else is still standing!!Here are a few pictures of what is growing this week. As you can see, we had to put the fence up. The darn rabbits were just eating too much and basically took up camp in our back yard. Since the fence went up, I have only seen 1 rabbit in the past 4 days. Maybe they got the hint!!

Can you see them? PUMPKINS!!! Last year we planted them too late and never got any, but this year, I think we will have plenty to carve and decorate with come October!!!

Lettuce is starting to sprout back through, maybe it will survive the wrath of the rabbits!!
Jalapenos!!!
Broccoli is coming back!!
Our cucumbers are trying to come back!!!
One lonely tomato!!

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>Farmer’s Markets- Garden Link Up!!

>Have you checked out your local farmer’s market yet? Well you should. Farmer’s Markets are a great place to meet other gardener’s, get fresh produce and learn about produce. I have not made it to one yet this year but last year we had stopped at quite a few and I always loved talking to other gardener’s. You can learn so many new things and how to grow different produce.

Most of the time Farmer’s Markets are people just like you and me trying to sell their extra abundance of produce. So the cost is usually cheaper than getting them at your local grocery.

Check out Ohio Proud- this is a place that you can search for Farmer’s Markets in your area!!

Here are few that I know of. If you have one that you want to share please leave it as a comment and I will add it to my list!!!

Hamilton, Ohio
Front & Court Street
May – October
Saturdays 7am-3pm

Fairfield Twp, Ohio
Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center
May- October
Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm

Springdale, Ohio
West Kemper Rd & Springfield Pike
June- October
Thursdays 3pm-7pm

Garden Update!!
There is not much change from last week due to all of the rain. So hopefully next week I can share more pictures and maybe even have something I can harvest!!

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>Finally- Real Growth in the Garden- Link up!!

>Yesterday was so busy and I forgot to put up my garden update, but here it is!! Thanks Tosha for putting up the link up!!

I finally have started to see some real growth in the garden. This week I will have to put up the fence around the garden again. There are more bunnies than ever and we saw one Monday digging to make another bunny nest. Really, they need to make birth control for these things, they are reproducing faster than I can blink. Give it a break already!!!

Here are the pumpkins- no pumpkins yet but the vines are growing great!!

Here is one little tomato that sprouted Monday!! You would have thought I told the girls that Santa was coming to eat dinner with us. They were so excited that we have tomatoes coming!!
Here is one of the jalapeno’s…..
Here is one of the green bell peppers!!

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>Fruit Trees Planted!! Oh, How My Garden Grows! Link-up!

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We finally have the apple tree and peach tree planted and ready to go. After many peoples advice and a few phone calls to local nurseries, we decided to plant one of each and see how they grow!! Hopefully in a few years we can get some fruit from them!! Here are a few pictures!!

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>Silly Rabbits, My Garden is for me!! – Link up!

>Okay, so last week while cutting our grass, we ran over a bunny nest. Fur went flying everywhere. I know what you are thinking, the bunnies are fine. It was just the fur that the mama made the nest with that went flying. I took my shoe and collected the fur and covered the hole back again.

My girls were so excited that we had bunnies in the yard. I was not so excited. We no longer have our dog and so I was excited that I could finally take down the fence around the garden this year. But I guess I was wrong. This mama bunny has eaten almost all of our lettuce and I went out today to take pictures for this post and my poor broccoli that had 8 or 9 leaves on it, is now just a stick in the ground. See what I mean! I love nature’s creatures, but my garden is my new love. Please bunny stay away, I really do not want to have to wish bad things to happen to you.

We bought a apple tree and a peach tree this weekend at Meijer. The apple tree was $9.99 and the peach tree was only $6.99. The apple tree is about 5 feet tall and the peach tree is over 6 feet. I was told that you need 2 trees to produce fruit. But do they have to be the same tree to produce the fruit? I was talking to Tosha over at Savings Makes Cents today and we were trying to figure out if I had to have 2 apple trees or is it okay to have one apple and one peach tree. Can you help me?
Here are my tomatoes and a little bit of the pumpkins. The tomatoes are doing very well, I even have a few that have flowered. So I need to stake them this week and wait for our tomatoes to start sprouting!!
Here are the black beauty bell peppers that we got. My husband and girls love bell peppers, but they say that these dark purple bell peppers are the best they ever had. Little white flowers started blooming today so these should be here soon!! I can not wait to get something from our garden!!So have your own garden that you want to share? Have any tips, ideas, pictures or just anything you want to share showing you getting dirty? Add the link to your post below in the MckLinky, and if you want to share copy this button and add it to your post. Your readers will then be able to see others gardening tips, ideas and pictures!!

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Herb Cans- Oh How My Garden Grows- Link Up!!

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My mom’s birthday was yesterday (Happy Birthday again Mom) and I always have my girls make something for her. She never wants anything so I figure if her grand kids make it then it will mean more and she will keep it forever!!! So this year we made her a few herb cans!! They are very easy to make and of course very inexpensive!! ( I know I need a new camera- it is getting really bad!!)

First you are going to need a few things:

-Cans (we just used soup cans and vegetable cans- cleaned and air dried are best)
-Hammer
- One Nail
- Dirt
- Plant of Choice (we chose to use lavender and basil)
- Newspaper
- Decorative Paper
- Crayons (we tried markers but they smeared when we glued the paper, crayons are best)
- Bowl
- Scissors
- Paint Brush
- Bottle of Glue

First you will need to clean out your cans, peel off the label and then let dry. Next take a hammer and nail and poke holes in the bottom of the can for drainage.


Then take your decorative paper and measure out the actual width and length of the paper you will need to cover your can. Decorate your paper the way you want. My girls wrote messages to grandma, but you can draw pictures or whatever you want. Then you will need to pour your glue into a bowl, then take your paint brush and dip it into the glue. Then paint on the glue on the outside of the can. Stick the decorative paper to the can and then paint more glue over the paper. This will help get glue into the edges where the paper and can meet. Gluing the outside will help to keep the paper from getting wet when you water your plants.

Let your can dry, over night is best but a few hours will work. Once it is completely dry take a piece of newspaper and ball it up in the bottom of your can, add dirt and then add your plant. That is it, you are done!! Make sure you put these somewhere that can drain through the bottom or place something underneath if you want them inside somewhere.

Here are a few pictures of my garden this week. Here is our parsley- this stuff is growing like crazy!! Now I need to come up with some great recipes to start using it!!

Here is the carrots, lettuce and onions.


Here is the tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon and cantaloupe!!

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>Update- Oh, How My Garden Grows- Linky Up!!

>If you have not bought a topsy turvey thingy for your tomato or strawberry plants, head over to Wal-Mart. I picked them up yesterday for just $4.00 each!! Hopefully next week I will have them up and ready to go and I will share. Here is what I have planted and have started to sprout!! They look so cute!!

Carrots
Green Onions
Lettuce

Parsley is looking good!
Cantaloupe
Raspberry Bush
Tomatoes

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