Workin’ in the Garden


Hi ho, Hi ho…it’s off to work I go….

Kind of a boring week in the life of this livin’-in-the-city-homesteader. Seems like there are forests of weeds in my little garden, and I just weeded not 2 weeks ago. So I spent the better part of a morning this week in the garden pullin’ weeds.

But you know, I don’t mind this work. Even though it’s a dirty & sweaty job, I know the work I do will pay off big time.

What I do mind is when I am sitting there pulling weeds and I start to feel a little tickle goin’ down my pants. I literally had an ant in my pants. Β I do have terrible crack showage without using a belt with all these new low ride pants they make nowadays. Okay who am I kidding, I could probably show crack even in full waisted jeans…baby got back! Tee hee hee.

Ahem…moving on.


What have we been harvesting right now in my garden you ask?

Well, we have harvested lots and lots of fresh strawberries. They are no where near the size of the ones in the stores, but they are very delicious. I have no pictures because well, I have 4 kids. If you have kids, then I know you will understand what that means. πŸ˜‰


My garbage can full of red potatoes seems to be growing well too! I cannot WAIT to harvest + eat these up.

We have harvested some sweet peas. Ahem, once again I have 4 kids = no pictures of peas for you to see. Β Indeed I have to fight to get one of them myself to eat..


We have harvested fresh spinach, parsley and cilantro. I have been making my favorite green smoothies every day with them.


And we have been harvesting lots of lettuce. Yum, fresh salads…


But today when I went outside in the garden I noticed that one of my zucchini plants has flowered and is starting to grow my first zucchini. YES YES YES!!! Zucchini is my favorite thing about gardening…and it grows all summer long in my area too.

Are you doing a garden this year? The weather is just warming up in some areas of the country, so get yo’ plant on!

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Workin’ in the Garden was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by Karrie

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  1. Ooooh I can so relate to butt crack cleavage! I remember back when I didn’t have junk in the trunk and I complained about that. If only I had known…

    Your garden is looking great! I’m most excited for my onions and carrots since we use them so much during the winter in soups and stews. It will be nice to have them stored. Potatoes too!

    • Ha ha!! πŸ™‚ I also planted carrots, but in an unsafe area (in Comet’s reach) so I really am hoping I get some too. No onions though…maybe next year.

      • I liked the Walla Wallas but this year I did Copra Onions because they store up to 9 months so I won’t feel as rushed to use them up!

  2. I am in northern New England and at the end of May we planted peas, beans, lettuce and squash seedlings and we have 18 tomato seedlings growing in buckets. I am very jealous that you have zucchini growing already! πŸ™‚ The nights are still fairly cool here so I don’t dare plant it for another week or so.

    • Yeah, it gets hot here in Eastern WA early…I usually have to plant my peas and lettuce really early like beginning of april. I know, right? I am so excited about the zucchini too!

  3. Becky E in Yakima says:

    LOVE THE PICS! We had late frost so we waited and waited to plant-nothing is havestable yet, but we are getting excited! Lettuce and spinach may soon be edible:) LOVE gardening in the summer!!!!! I need to come SEE yours! Looks awesome!

  4. I stumbled across you blog and love it!

    In regards the the zucchini do you ever eat the blossoms? They are great stuffed with a meat mixture and fried!! Wonderful when you get them all season long and not just early to mid spring! πŸ™‚

    • No, I have never eaten them….I am kind of scared to try it though. Ha! I am super picky though…maybe I will muster up the courage…

  5. Love the picture!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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