Dirt Road Charm

Motherhood, Agriculture, and everything in between

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

It is officially spring!  The weather is finally nice out which means outside work has officially begun.    This past weekend my boo and I spent a lot of time outside cleaning up the landscape, rolling the yard, and cleaning up the mess that was created from the kitchen remodel.  I'm pretty sure I even got my first suntan of the year.......or wind burn, but I'm gonna go with tan.  One of the best parts of the weekend was building a raised bed for my garden!

So to be completely honest, my husband has me on garden probation.  A couple 6 years ago I had a garden at the old house. It was huge and I had big plans for it.  I planted everything and anything.  Needless to say...........it got away from me and might have been overgrown with weeds.  It kind of all started with the appearance of a tomato worm.   I can handle a lot of things........tomato worms aren't one of them.  Anything that big with horns is not ok.

So because of that he agreed to give me another "chance" at a garden with this much smaller raised bed.  I'm so excited!  My mom does all the canning for me (don't judge), so this year I'm going to raise my own green beans and tomatoes for salsa and sauce. I will also learn how to can!  Mom, I promise!

What are some other garden plants that are a must have?

Happy Spring friends!!


  1. I'm not much of a vegetable gardener but I always plant herbs - basil, rosemary & chives and this year I added oregano and cilantro. They smell lovely, and if I don't use them before they go to seed they still look great in my flower beds.

  2. I love, Love, LOVE squash (ornamental, summer and winter), but my husband hates that they vine all over the place! We are tried and true tomato and green bean people too, but I have a bangin' refrigerator pickle recipe so cucumbers are a must also. Lettuce and kale is also one we always plant, sometimes two or three rotations of it! Happy gardening!