Lola's Victory Garden

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Weekend Garden

Anastasia and I went to Lowe's today because I got my election judge check yesterday. She went crazzzzzy! Sophie just had to check out what was going on outside after we pulled up.

This is what we bought:
(8) 8' landscaping timbers
(2) Catawba Grape bushes
(2) Flowering Plants (Picture below in the hanging planters)
(2) Hanging Planters (Picture below)
(3) Rolls Fencing type material to keep critters out of the garden
(12) 12 Stakes for Fencing
(1) Package Bamboo Plant Stakes
(1) Rose Bush Food
(1) Transplant Food
(1) Ginormous Bag Miracle Grow Potting Soil
(2) Large Rolls Landscaping Fabric
(1) Jiffy Pot Seed Starter
(2) 2 packs Tomato Cages

My SUV was jam packed.
Hanging flower planters on shepard's hooks we already owned.

Umm, let me just say for the record that I thought we were just getting landscaping timbers and potting soil.

Our vegetable garden will at the very least be tripling our garden. And I thought I was ambitious when I thought we were only doubling the size. Since I learned how to can jams, jellies, tomato sauce, salsa, pickles and green beans last year Anastasia decided to really increase our garden. I'm hoping I can keep up with the produce once we begin harvesting. I was considering selling the second pressure cooker I got last year, but I'm thinking I better hang on to it. And thank goodness we bought a freezer a couple of months ago. If I can't keep up with the harvest, at least I can freeze some things and can them later.

We are starting most of our plants from seed this year. Even the flowers for our boxes that hang off the deck. I haven't taken a photo of those. They all pretty much look like sprouts at this point. Good thing we labeled them well. Lol!

Lola's Victory Garden
©2009

9 comments:

I am Harriet said...

You 'gals' are so funny!
Actually, I need some of that stuff. I love looking at your pics and I cannot wait to see your progress. WOOOHHHHOOOO!!!!!

Dina said...

i will take some photos and post this morning, i too did stuff from seed, for some reason when i moved the tomatoes to bigger peat pots they wilted...hmm

Gena said...

You shop like I do, especially when it comes to the garden.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Auntie E said...

isn't that the way it goes? We go to the Home center and come out woth more than our listed items. I that way too. went with hubby and 300.00 later.... what happened? we went just for Grass seed and Fertilizer. Oh well, Let's help the economy.
Look forward to seeing that veg garden.:-)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I need to pick up a bunch of that same stuff, too - I've been holding off going all gungho because of the wacky weather...now we've had 4 days of HOT August-like weather with another one tomorrow...I am hoping the thunderstorms and rain that are supposed to be moving in Wed/Thurs bring a little bit of cool air so I can work some magic in the outside world... ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on your impressive garden! :)

Shauni said...

I have that same financial problem with Walmart.. evil place that it is..

I know in the end you will find immense rewards and pleasure from your gardens..not to mention the financial aspects.. this was a serious case of having to spend money to make money

Bubbly Ideas said...

Nice garden plan.:) - Online Garden Fountains

MAC said...

I live in a condo and we aren't allowed to plant veggies in the "common" area. Actually we aren't even allowed to grown anything but flowers. I do sneak in a few tomato plants in large pots out front and call them ornamental flowers. But I want to grow more herbs. Do you have suggestions on growing small pot herbs on a patio?
Martha

Lola said...

@ Mac - Check out my post http://lolasvictorygarden.blogspot.com/2009/04/container-gardening.html. My first garden was on my 3rd floor porch in an apartment building. I also grew basil, dill, chives and parsley, in addition to tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas. All the herbs did very well in the window box style planters.