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Monday, June 3, 2013

June is National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month!!

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month


I didn't even know there was such a thing. But since I have just recently put in my small veggie garden I figured I would show some pics!!

I have Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cyenne Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, Zucchini....

I got a great deal on the potting and planting soils. One of my local stores had a cart full of different name brand, sizes and kinds of soils in a cart marked 50% off the sale prices due to either rips or tears in the bags. I ended up with over 200lbs of different soils for under $20!! However that still wasn't enough.

We headed out to our local hardware/garden supply store to see what sales they had going. They had some great sales, but we noticed off to the side there were pallets of other soils with no price. We decided we would check on that before making our purchase. Good thing, apparently because they were last years left over stock they had been reduced tremendously if you purchased a larger quantity. (20) Twenty Pound bags for $15!! (400lbs) It ended up equaling 75 cents a bag for potting soil. I mean really is there that much of a difference from last years dirt to this years dirt??

The first thing we did, was take all the different soils and mix them as best we could in a huge bucket I use for yard work and clean up.

My husband then built a make shift raised garden bed from left over boards we had from pallets we got for free, from a shop that was closing, for us to put the soils in. Our ground is very gravely and it makes it hard for planting a garden. By creating a raised bed we were able to loosen up the dirt under the raised bed, then added all the top soils, planting soils and potting soils together to create a great atmosphere for our plants to thrive!
 

We are new to garden planting because we have never had any luck in past years and never seemed to have the time or energy to build raised beds. This year I decided I was going to make the time and see how it goes. We started very simple and cheap to see if we can make this work.

If all goes well and were able to actually produce some fruits from our labor, next year we plan to build bigger and better.


Wish Us Luck!!

16 comments:

  1. Good luck on your endeavor!! Can't wait to hear how it all worked out. I also can think of no difference between last years soil and this years soil--oh well maybe there is but a bit of miracle grow will help if all else fails!!

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  2. I really want to learn how to garden. The photos look so cool! I'd love to see food grow from the ground that's so fascinating to me.

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  3. Have been wanting to do this for a while!
    I got the herbs ready to be planted, hopefully we can follow in your footsteps this wekened.
    Good luck, you are off to a great start

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  4. Your garden is pretty. I am already yielding some tomatoes and squash

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  5. I love to garden, this year I am battling with mine though, lol. It got a fungus and the spray to kill the fungus has wiped out some of my plants. I am jealous of yours!

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  6. yum love fresh fruit and veggies

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  7. You have a very nice garden. I look forward to hearing about your success with your garden.

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  8. Cool! lots of greens this month. Many people grow their own vegies :) I wish i could do that too. Unfortunately we dont have yard to do it. Pots will do though.

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  9. Oh my ... I can't wait to see the photos when you harvest them. I got some seeds here. You just inspired me to plant it tomorrow.

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  10. Thanks for sharing the info about June being the fresh fruit and veggies month. I love gardening as well. Your s looks really good. Mine got affected by the surprise frost here so I have to start over again.

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  11. Your garden looks fabulous! I wish I could make mine look so neat and tidy! Well, I guess I can in the beginning, it's the upkeep that kills me, lol! Good luck and happy fresh fruit and veggie month!

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  12. This looks awesome, I am sooo far behind on my garden this year its sad :/ Thanks for sharing and motivating me to go finish my garden :)

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  13. Love this time of year! my fridge is full of fresh fruits and veggies! Can't get enough! Thanks for the post! xo xo

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  14. Good luck and enjoy! We live in an apt but I wish we had a good place to grow fruits and veggies!

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  15. I like how neat your garden is. Mine has to be barricade because of those pest that would dig and eat my crop....grrrrr

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  16. Great job on your gardening. I have been thinking of doing the same too.

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