Since moving to North Carolina a year and a half ago, the Mister and I have embarked on creating our own self-sustaining organic garden. It has truly been a bright spot on our lives and we've gotten so much out of every aspect of gardening from building the plot, planning the space, nurturing our soil, watching it grow and, of course, harvesting all the goodies. If you live anywhere close to us, you have probably already received a stash from our plot.
The photos I'm going to share with you today are photos of our 2011 garden, the second go-round with summer produce.
I don't mind saying that it's going swimmingly despite a few spacing issues that we'll remedy next season. Trial and error is an invaluable learning tool.
Also, you might notice CD's in the garden- they should be hanging on a string to keep the birds away. Apparently birds don't like bright, shiny objects but they love tomatoes. I was too lazy to string the CD's properly so they landed on top of tomato stakes and on the ground.
Anyhow, enjoy the photos and please feel free to share what you're growing with me. Send your photos to keia [at]the-sunnysideup.com or leave me a gardening tip in the comments.
Be on the lookout for this week's Foodlove post on Thursday- I've been whipping up tons of new recipes with all my delicious produce. This week, I'm sharing a lovely zucchini-tomato tart. Happy Tuesday!!