My garden, y’all…

Remember that sweet little farmers market haul I showed you on Saturday?  Well, we successfully got all those plants into the ground.

We knew we needed a few more things to plant, so while Daniel was mowing the grass on Sunday afternoon, I ran to pick up the few items we wanted to finish off the garden.  Ummmm…..yeah.

I may have gone a just a little overboard.  To add to the ever-growing garden, a very kind gentleman secretly loaded up the back of Daniel’s truck with a flat of tomato plants and squash and zucchini plants.  It’s hard to give back something that was done as a “surprise present” for you!  So, in the garden (which is approximately 30×60 – I know), we now have the following plants:

10 Brussels sprouts

5 cabbage

6 onion

10 zucchini

10 squash

8 jalapeno

6 bell pepper (2 red, 2 green, 1 orange, 1 yellow)

1 cayenne

4 banana pepper (2 hot, 2 sweet)

1 eggplant

8 cucumber (4 regular, 4 pickling)

2 spaghetti squash

1 butternut squash

and the kicker…

23 tomato plants (2 Cherokee purple, 3 better boy, 1 power pop, 16 jet star, 1 unknown)

WHAT WERE WE THINKING?!?!?!?!?!?!  Just in case you were wondering, we don’t supply food for the entire city, and we don’t run a restaurant.  This is just for TWO people.  Two non-vegetarian people.  I’m guessing that I will spend a good amount of weekends canning tomatoes, making pickles, and putting away as much as possible for the fall and winter.  I’m sure I’ll end up giving away quite a bit of fresh veggies to family and friends as well.

Y’all know that once this stuff starts coming in, you have to pick every. single. day.  Instead of being worried about what we will do this all food, I’m just excited (and I think it’s absolutely hilarious that we “accidentally” planted so much)!

So tell me…

Do you think I’m crazy???

Will you please come help me pick veggies this summer?!?!?!

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21 Responses to “My garden, y’all…”


  1. 1 Ashley (@MyFNFDiaries) May 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    HA!! All I can say is that I wish I were your next door neighbor… 😉

  2. 3 cyndiloohoo May 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    u know u have ME to share it all with. and i can help u with the work that leads to the harvest! then of course there is also canning and freezing…which i love!!

  3. 5 notsodomesticated May 9, 2012 at 5:26 am

    You can bring me veggies any time you’d like!! 😉 I’m so impressed with your domesticated abilities!!! 🙂

  4. 7 In Sweetness and In Health May 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I would gladly come use some of your veggies!!! You should make a soup or chili or something to use a lot of them in one dish :).

  5. 9 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! May 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

    that is amazing! Im so jealous! 🙂 i have the OPPOSITE of a green thumb. i suck at growing anything. i am going to attemp flowers this summer at least… haha

    • 10 natalie @ southern fit foodie May 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      I definitely don’t have a green thumb. I can’t keep flowers or herbs alive (well, I guess I could, but I just get sick of watering them and let them die…this is one of the main reasons I shouldn’t have kids hahaha). For the garden, we just turn the hose and sprinkler on, pull weeds/pinch leaves, and pick!

  6. 11 pintofgoals May 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    That is quite the vegetable patch! Can’t wait to see what you do with everything 🙂
    I never thought to grow Brussel sprouts – I wonder if they do well in Wisconsin.

  7. 13 ittybitsofbalance May 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Haha! Aw Natalie, you should consider opening up a restaurant with all of those plants you’ve got going on there!! It sounds like you guys are going to be having a LOT of veggie based meals from here on out!

  8. 15 cleaneatingchelsey May 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Woah baby! You’re going to have zucchini coming out the wazoo! I had two plants last year and I had way too many! Love it!


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