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Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

Cool season crops in and growing- More fruit plants too!

Cool season crops in and growing- More fruit plants too!

 I planted Daikon Radishes last week. I left in the rest of the cover crop until I plant squash in a few weeks.

Here are the radishes now- 1 week later. There is also some lettuce and in the back spinach here.

 Overwintered Kale and spinach

 The kale is going to seed, I was hoping to save some of the seeds but may not be able to. I'm harvesting these this week and planting potatoes here.

 March 16th I transplanted my cabbage. This is red express and Napa

 Another photo from March 16- Napa Cabbage- Lots of Kimchi in my future I hope!

Here is the red express cabbage- March 16th

Row covers are on now- March 27th

 Kale on the adjacent bed- March 27th

 Overwintered cilantro. The best way to plant it!  We get so much more because it doesn't go to seed as fast.

Blackberries are breaking dormancy.  Photo from April 1

Blackberry flower bud

 Hard to see here but I planted nanking cherries along the fence. They were mailed bare root and dormant. I'm very excited about them. Next to them we cleared the bike track since it didn't get used enough. I planted some peas and oats in rows there. They are not to eat but to build the soil since its pretty awful. (April 1)

I will be adding landscape fabric and mulch all the way down the fence on this side- about 5 or 6ft out.

 A few asparagus are popping up. I hoping the asparagus rust stays away this year. (April 1)

 Blueberries flowering out. They are very pretty.

Here is the smaller garden. Snap peas are along the fence. Napa cabbage under longer row cover. Broccoli under the other. I just planted some onions. I still need to plant the rest of the onions and leeks this week. (April 1)

Broccoli under row cover

 Strawberries coming up.

 Raspberry. When we first started I didn't have any other garden room and planted them on the outside of this garden. They have spread a lot and are now encroaching it!

 The little green sprouts in the picture are marigolds. This is one of the reasons why I love open pollinated plants, they reseeded and grew without any effort from me!

Napa cabbage under row cover now (April 1) Its hard to get a good picture. Before I got the row cover on they were attacked by flea beetles. Now that they are covered I think they died off and I don't see new holes on the leaves thankfully.

More raspberries

 Overall look at the larger garden

And the back half of it. 

New apple trees in the back! Arkansas Black and 2 Enterprise. Not pictured is a crab apple I planted outside the fence because it wasn't going to fit. The crab apple is for pollination. Along the fence is peas- the kind you shell. Or I should actually say the kind that I will be shelling :) Beans will follow peas once it warms up.

Planting progress and rainy weather!

Planting progress and rainy weather!

Chicks, seeds, and Cold Frames

Chicks, seeds, and Cold Frames