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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Your Backyard Farm

Raeann from My Simple Victory (mysimplevictory.blogspot.com) has a small property in a suburb near Winnipeg, Manitoba that really packs a punch. Whenever she tells someone everything she is growing on the property they say, "Wow! You must have a big yard!" she responds by telling them that it is just "well planned".

- 12 Roma Tomatoes
- 8 Celebrity Tomatoes
- 12 Juliet Tomatoes
- 1 San Marazano Tomato
- 100+ bush green beans
- 100+ carrots
- 1 pumpkin
- 2 butternut squash
- 36 onions
- 1 swiss chard
- 10 potato plants
- 10 sweet red peppers
  She also has perennially grapes, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, sour cherries, red currants, mint, chives, garlic chives, saskatoons, roses (rosehips), poppies, bee balm, and catnip. Not to mention a pond, iris's, lilies, peonies, babies breath, brown eyed susans, lilac trees, and more. 

And this is only her second year gardening! 

grape vines crawling on fence, mint, strawberry batch, raspberry patch, and future chicken coop site.
Raised garden beds (she made them her self!) Using some recycled materials they only cost her $100 for all 3, which included a Starbucks iced latte. Tomatoes, squash, and green beans.

Isn't this a great use of space? 

Green beans, potatoes, and carrots.


Allison at Novice Life said...

Very nice use of space! And I love that her $100 on raised beds included her Starbucks Latte ;) lOL

Julie said...

Not bad for only her 2nd year. Very impressive. I'm on my 4th year and I still learn so much every year!

Alice said...

I love how full those raised beds are!

BarefootMomof2 said...

beautiful! I want to know though how she hangs her clothes up- that line seems really HIGH! How does she reach it? :)

F.M said...

Way to go Raeann, That what I am talking about, thats how you keep it Green! Wow!

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Rae of Sunshine said...
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Rae of Sunshine said...

Ooooooo, I'm so excited!!! I feel so special now. Thanks for all the nice words.

To answer your question BarefootMomof2, I use a ladder.