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Posted on August 11 2011

This isn't a garden perfectly manicured with no weeds, bugs, or worms. This is my little garden, right in my back yard.

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Dad came over and helped me build it. Actually, I think he did most of it then. I saw the idea for a raised bed in a magazine. I thought it would work better than just a regular garden that would be way to easy for someone (cough*Matt*cough) to run over with the lawn mower. Don't think he woundn't. He mowed down a beautiful forsythia bush because "it took too much time to mow around." uh huh.

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I've been harvesting tomatoes and green peppers for three years now. The boys seem to like checking it out. They really like to pick everything for me, except the weeds. To be honest, I'm not very good at that either. But it's a dirty job.

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That was just this morning, before the dew was gone. It was a whopping 58 degrees while I was out there! Kinda chilly!

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But oh the tomatoes look delish! They usually make their way into a bacon and tomato sandwich. I'm going to have to make salsa or some spaghetti sauce though. I have way to many for just sandwiches. Maybe you'd like to come over for one? :)

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  • Christie: August 11, 2011

    My kids never want to pick weeds either ;) The Tomatoes look amazing…I want a BLT now!

  • Erika Lee Sears: August 11, 2011

    I love summer tomatoes! mmm BLT or maybe a grilled cheese sammy with tomatoes. so delicious.

  • Heather: August 11, 2011

    Stopping by from Gussy! Really enjoying your blog!

  • minimal mom: August 11, 2011

    Those look delish!

    Stopping by from the Inspiration Workshop!

  • kris {life at the table}: August 11, 2011

    this is my first year gardening…i am waiting ever so *im*patiently for my first tomato!! it’s so rewarding though.

  • Heather from August 11, 2011

    whew..58 degrees sounds nice, real nice. Your tomatoes look yummy too. :)

  • katygirl: August 11, 2011

    hi! i saw your comment on my house blog from heather. i got my couch at costco a few years ago. it is there right now! only $700! we LOVE it.

  • Lindsey: August 11, 2011

    Your tomatoes are so pretty! Love your blog!

  • Sugar Mama: August 11, 2011

    I don’t ever pick weeds either! I add mulch around the base of each plant, and then leave it as that for the rest of the season. Your tomatoes look amazing!

  • Jenny Taylor: August 11, 2011

    I’m so jealous of your giant tomatoes! …and that it’s 58 degree ha!

    I really like the raised bed; next year we are definitely going to try building one!

  • Cat: August 11, 2011

    Nothing beats garden fresh tomatoes … your garden looks so lovely {yea for dads who are handy!}

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  • Erin: August 11, 2011

    I love this! Those tomatoes look SO yummy ;) You’re making me hungry! And I love your blog! Following now ;) I came over from Inspiration Workshop!


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