The little Green Project: Our Garden


It’s almost time to plant our garden!

Just as soon as the ground thaws out long enough to be tilled. 

Just when it seemed that spring was coming to Nebraska…we woke up to days and days worth of freezing cold weather again.   

Oh Sunshine…I need you. Where did you go? Where are you now?

Okay…enough whining (hopefully). Some day soon it will be so hot I won’t even want to turn on the oven to make brownies. (yeah, right)

So, just pretending that I really will be able to get my hands into some soil soon…here’s the garden plan we drew up. We try to rotate our crops each year. By the way…I have several different garden spots. We started with one when we first moved here…but every year we keep tilling up more because we just want more…MORE!   We’re saving a little bit of yard for soccer playing though. Aren’t we nice?

(Well…you know my  name is Simon…
and the things I draw come true
(PLEASE tell me you remember that song!! Or am I just that old?)

So, I can’t draw as well as Simon…but I did my best. (Yeah, it’s pitiful, I know.)

And, obviously I didn’t take the time to draw this to scale. There’s actually a good bit of yard between “onions” and “tomatoes” that is our official soccer playing field. In the picture I drew, it looks like I’d have to shimmy sideways through that area to get through.

Someday when things are green and lovely (but before the weeds have grown in) I’ll take you on a tour of our yard. Until then, you get to see my little garden drawing. 

We’re also hoping to plant a bunch of sweet corn with a friend who has a larger garden area…we’ll see if that works out!

Sooooo, are any of you planting a garden this year?? What are you planting? 

Let’s see YOUR little Green Projects this week! Working on going green, saving green, eating something green, making some extra green….ANYTHING green? Blog about your little Green Project then come link up with us here! 

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  1. says

    Oh. My. Word! I haven’t heard that song since grade school music class, um… many years ago. On Fridays we often had “free dance” or whatever. We’d pick songs and move around/dance to them. Simon was my favorite!


  2. says

    I don’t remember that song at all, but I know we are around the same age. Anyway, can’t wait to see your garden for real. We are going to have a very, very small one this year (if at all). The bed rest thing has kind of thrown off all my spring plans…


  3. says

    I enjoyed your garden plan. We are enlarging ours this year. We have had great success with the smaller one. The numerous deer and wildlife haven’t been a problem like I feared. I hope that remains true with the larger one. I like to look at the cute deer, but I hate the thought of them eating my hard work!!LOL


  4. says

    I love this idea of sharing “green”. Your website is great and I love all your ideas and creations.
    BTW I like your plan for your garden.


  5. says

    I love spaghetti squash!!!!
    I’ve still got ONE from last year that I haven’t been able to cook yet ‘cuz I’m just so proud of ‘im! ;-)


  6. says

    Sorry, cousin. I don’t know that song either. Maybe you could record you singing it and then it would ring a bell. =)

    I’m SO excited for our garden this year. My mom has the most amazing yard for it, and since she’s only 3 doors down, it will be my garden, too. =) Yay! We are planning on a couple varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, jalapenos, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and an herb garden. I’m sure I’m forgetting a couple things, but we still have a month until we’re planting…stinkin’ cold!


  7. Serenity Summers says

    I am moving in a few weeks and my new home already has a huge garden space ready to go. However, I know almost nothing about gardening and the only veggies I have grown with any success are tomatoes (really a fruit, I know). So, if you can do you can do some “gardening for dummies” posts I would REALLY appreciate it! Thanks, Laura! You are a wonderful teacher!


  8. says

    thanks for hosting this, Laura. Being green is a huge passion of mine — I’ll try to join up regularly.

    oh – and you’ve also inspired me to make butter :) Do you think you could do it in a blender rather than a food processor?


  9. Monica says

    It’s a winter wonderland up here in the north woods. We just had a blizzard on Tuesday with more than a foot of snow and thirty below temps. Great snowboarding on Friday in sweatshirts and melting snow!

    We are planning our four gardens much like yours but with corn and cucumbers. We have lovely fall bearing raspberries and hope to get some apples this year. I’d like to get blueberry bushes, but we can usually get some from the woods.


  10. Kelly says

    great post but thanks for the earworm ;) and you aren’t old-cuz you are younger than me and i’m NOT old, mama!


  11. says

    Love the drawing. Yeah, we had 2 days of 80 degree weather and then we got dumped with snow again. Yahoo! But the chives and stuff love it. It’s like a nice cold dip in the Yellowstone river in may. Yikes!


  12. says

    This is my second year at attempting a garden. Last year, it failed. We moved to a new climate last year, and I didn’t know how to plant a garden here. This year, we are doing well. We moved our garden to a different area of the yard where the soil is more fertile and the sun shines longer. That has helped. Because we live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas (as far south as you can get in Texas), we have a different growing season. We planted in September with bell peppers, yellow squash, butternut squash, and tomatoes. The bell pepper was sluggish, so we are just now getting big peppers off of it. The tomatoes have been doing great the whole time. We had our first fruits in December and I pick at least 3 nice tomatoes off of the 5 plants every single day. I have tomatoes coming out my ears! Those plants will keep going for at least 2 more months. The squash didn’t do too well. We had some moisture at a bad time for it that made the butternut die. The yellow squash did a little better, but we only got 3 or 4 squash total off of it. It is still alive, so we’ll see what the last part of our spring does for it. In January, we planted again. We planted onions that are up and growing, bell pepper (we love bell pepper) that are growing well, and jalapeno that are growing well and one even has a few buds on it. We can’t wait for the onion and bell pepper since we cook with that a lot. Good luck with your garden!


  13. says

    I have our weekly Garden Club Carnival going on every Friday now if you would like to join… we’d love to have you in the club! We have so much we can all learn from each other… so please hop on over and join us on Fridays! (Mr. LInky is still open from yesterday if you want to link this post.)


  14. SanDance says

    I remember a Saturday Night Live skit based on that song. Thanks for sharing your garden palns. I can read “Peach Tree” on your diagram, but what is the other tree nearby? I just put a few plants into an existing bed last year but would like to grow more this summer.


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