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Friday, August 12, 2011

Your Backyard Farm

I thought I'd share some photos of my backyard garden.  I live in Arlington, VA, which is a close-in suburb of Washington DC.  Most of the lot sizes are very small, but I've been blessed with 3 lots in the middle of town, so I put them to good use.  I follow the square-foot gardening method (for the most part) and currently  have 8 boxes, with some extra items along the fence. These photos are a mix from various days this past spring and summer.  I hope you like them!  If you'd like to see the entire garden, I've got them in two facebook albums:
 
2011 Garden and Yard:
 
and
 
2011 Garden Part II
 

 
Seedlings that I started indoors and later set out into the garden
 
Asparagus emerging in early spring.
 
A view of the garden looking S - this is the most recent photo
 
A view of the garden looking NW
 
Sugar Snap Peas!
 
My son watering the blueberry bushes.
 
Blueberries!
 
 Thornless blackberries.
 
 Tomatoes in self-watering containers on the front walk. This was an experiment that worked extremely well.  
 
My daughter grazing in the garden.
 
 

3 comments:

Dollwood Farms said...

Awesome, looks so good! Congratulations.

Allison at Novice Life said...

I love the pic of your daughter 'grazing' in the garden!

Cate said...

Thanks! Sometimes, things never make it to the table - and sugar snap peas are usually one of them (along with berries). I'm glad that my daughter enjoys the grazing. I told the kids they never had to ask, just go out there and eat! - Catie