A Garden Story: Part One

I’m not sure how well you know me, or how long you’ve been following my blog, but you may remember that we are wanna-be farmers.  Our dream is to someday own some land, renovate a little farmhouse, grow our own veggies and have a few farm animals.  But for now, we just need to master our little yard garden!  Our tiny garden at our old house was FANTASTIC.  Then we moved and took a year to settle in and build a fence.  But the first year we had our  garden at our new house, it did great.  More tomatoes than I knew what to do with.  But every season since then, our garden has produced….but been kinda pathetic.A Garden Story: How #RitasRoots brought our #garden back to life, and the mistakes we made! #greenthumb #veggiegardenWe couldn’t figure out what we were doing wrong.  We bought all of our veggies from Lowe’s and planted them in March each year….nothing.  So when a friend told us about a local company who specialized in edible garden planning, we pounced on the idea.  Rita herself, from Rita’s Roots, came out to the house to assess our garden.  She had tons of handy tools to test our soil and check our sunlight situation.  Then we filled out a little questionnaire about our fruit and veggie preferences.A Garden Story: How #RitasRoots brought our #garden back to life, and the mistakes we made! #greenthumb #veggiegardenShe even helped us come up with a “Phase 2” and “Phase 3”  for our master garden plan, including a second garden on the other side of our yard {where there’s full sun}, fruit trees and edible landscaping for the front of the house as well.  The whole process was really easy, and she taught us to much!A Garden Story: How #RitasRoots brought our #garden back to life, and the mistakes we made! #greenthumb #veggiegardenThen, Rita came back about two weeks later, with literally a truckload of dirt, tools and seedlings.  While I played photographer, Dave and Rita planted our garden!

Apparently, our mistakes in previous years were buying less-than-ideal and not-region-specific plants from Lowe’s, not fortifying our soil {ever}, and planting everything in one weekend {rather than during the appropriate months!}.  Whoops.A Garden Story: How #RitasRoots brought our #garden back to life, and the mistakes we made! #greenthumb #veggiegardenSo now our little garden is on the mend!…Stay tuned!

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