Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Taking Longer Than Expected

The deck has been done for a couple of weeks now. Done in the sense that the professionals did their job. We still need to get a second coat of stain on it and work on the sides. However, work days and inconvenient rain keep postponing our tasks. It hasn't stopped us from enjoying it and even eating a couple of meals out there. Hopefully this week we'll be able to get the final stain on.

I also want to get our raised garden beds set up. This will be my first attempt at a home garden. I'm excited and hope I'm not getting in over my head. I really want some tomatoes, cucumbers, and snap peas, but I need to find some place that will tell me step by step what I need to do and when. We bought the raised planters and will set them up (fingers crossed that it'll be this weekend) and then start doing some research as to what to do. From what I gather it's too late to start with seeds so I'll have to find starter plants. Then I have to make sure I'm planting them at the right time and doing it all properly. Monkey girl is very excited to have a garden, but she's hoping for flowers so I may have to find a couple of flowering plants to throw in too. That just brings up another question, can I plant flowers with vegetables? If not, I'll find a little corner she can call her own. Here's hoping for a productive weekend.


  1. Hi there,
    Deck is looking good. I'm following your blog via the Follow Me Back Tuesday Blog Hop.
    Glad to connect with another blogger!

  2. I've got a book you can borrow for your garden. :)

    I'm not sure if you can plant flowers with the veggies. Summer Squash gets big yellow blossoms on them. Added bonus...the blossoms are edible. Here's a photo of one of the blossoms. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ClBLl9kiUZs7BYVU9vtEzw

  3. FYI...summer squash also likes hot weather...


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