In the Garden

One of my most beloved distractions while we TTC has been my garden.

Carrots in a half wine barrel

Carrots in a half wine barrel

We don’t have a ton of planter space in our back yard, but we do have a paved, uncovered patio at the end of the yard that we don’t really use because we have another patio that’s covered and is much more practical. Every spring, that area becomes the space for my container garden.

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Lemon Cucumber

This year, I’m growing carrots, 8 varieties of tomato, kale, jalapenos plus two other types of heirloom peppers, green onion, lemon cucumber, and some herbs—oregano, thyme, basil, lemon basil and chives.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes





It’s a total hodgepodge of pots and wire tomato cages back there. Maybe it’s not the most attractive looking thing, but I love it so much.

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The Hodgepodge

There’s something about the quiet time I get to spend out there watering. I water in the evening just before dusk when the hummingbirds are still flitting about. It’s very Zen, and I always feel so much more calm when I’m finished.

More tomatoes (and a hound hiding in the background)

More tomatoes (and a hound hiding in the background)

I’m looking forward to some time out there tomorrow morning. Everything needs to be fed, which means hands in the dirt—even better!

6 more days of this impossible waiting.  Part of me wishes it would last forever because I’d rather have this hope to hold onto.

5 thoughts on “In the Garden

    • I LOVE them. I find them easier to grow than regular cucumbers. They’re ripe when they’re nice and full and round and a shade anywhere from light yellow to darker yellow. I have an older post about them here: They’re about as dark yellow in that photo as they get. I usually pick them when they’re pretty light, but they’re prolific, so later in the season it can be hard to keep up with them!

  1. That is so cool! I’d love to do something like that except I don’t have a green thumb and our back yard is all shade- can’t even grow grass.

    • My SIL is in Colorado and she hasn’t even been able to plant yet because they keep getting surprise snow. Makes me even more grateful for my little green tomatoes!

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