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We finally built a small garden in our back yard. Tearing out grass is hard work!! We do have plans to make a few raised beds next year to increase our gardening space.

Everything we have in our garden was started from seeds, direct sown. We have carrots, red onions, lettuce, mesculin mix, beets, and chard. We had radish, but all of them have been harvested, and I need to plant some more radish seeds. They just grow so quickly!

The chicken wire over our garden is our attempt to keep the cats from using the garden as a catbox. It has worked well, so far.

Our chard plants were heavy with mature leaves and so yesterday I cut off a big pile of the outer leaves, enough to fill 3 produce bags.


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