Saturday, 21 May 2011

Savory Sundays!

Hello again! Here's another weeks Savory Sundays! Sorry I'm a little late on starting it this morning, I totally forgot with all the gardening I've been doing. Speaking of that I thought I'd show you a few photos of my on going project! I'm working on a garden space and this is where we're at so far!

After the big sort out last summer and just getting the yard out of it's jungle state we decided we wanted to do a few more things.

First on the list was for me to get some garden planters. Marshall being the handy man that he is made me some. We started off with 3 and soon realized we'd need a lot more! I now have a total of 7 and am still wondering how I am going to plant everything I want to.

So far I have: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and I'm going to plant tomatoes, carrots, zucchini and lettuce.  This will be my first go at veggies (since I was little and did it with my mom) so I'm really excited about it!




You'll see from my last post (over at Captive Creativity) about our backyard work that this area was totally covered in red cedar chips. It wasn't horrible- well I thought it was horrible- but they did a bad job at it and put black gardening mesh down that didn't let water through so this area was not only ugly but a giant puddle every time it rained. It was totally wasted space and you could tell they just didn't know what to do with it. I decided that this would be the best space for my garden so I started the huge task of taking all the chips, roots, rocks and junk out of the space.

I have no idea what they were thinking with what and where they planted but it made no sense. Marshall and I spent hours out there working on the space and now we're at the point of seeding which is so exciting!! 

I bought this Bleeding Heart plant because it's a perennial and I'm trying to stick to those and because it was my great grandma's favorite flower and although I've never met her I'd like to stay connected to my family and my roots. 

I have no idea what this is. As I was digging everything out I found it and thought I'd let it grow and see what it turns into.

Our new sour cherry tree! I can't wait until it starts to product those pretty flowers as it blossoms!
 (Putting the news paper down stops what was once there from growing back. You have to do your best of course to get all the roots out before you do this, but this is a more natural way to start new in a space and now have that old plant come back)

Check out more gardening stuff and how my yard is coming over at my other blog Captive Creativity!

Here's how Savory Sundays works:

1) Link up to the link below (link as many as you want but try to link something savory if you can)
2) Grab the Savory Sunday button and put it in the post you are sharing
3) Leave a comment after you post
4) I'd love for you to become a follower if you're not but it's not a requirement :)





28 comments:

  1. Lots of great things going on in your garden! Berries and veggies, good eating :)

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  2. You are a very busy lady! How wonderful to have your own homegrown fruit & veggies. I linked up lowfat caramel apple crisp for Savory Sunday. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting. You have such a large and open backyard. Lucky lucky. :) Have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks for hosting, your garden is looking good!

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  5. Thanks for reminding me. I just linked up with my Sukiyaki as part of my Japanese themed dinner tag menu.

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  6. Looks like you are off to a good start on the garden...keep up the good work. I like to garden myself :o)

    My Little Blogspot

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  7. I really really want to garden! I need to try =] Thanks for hosting hun! Have a wonderful weekend

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  8. Wow, I am so envious of your garden plantings! I have just enough sun in the yard for herbs...and that's it. But I'm grateful for that :)

    Thanks for reminding me to post this weekend...sometimes things get crazy and the blogging gets neglected! Happy Saturday~

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  9. Just linked my Smothered Comfort Chicken. My dessert linky party is up and running if you have a dessert recipe that you would like to share. Sweet Indulgences Sunday on A Well-Seasoned Life.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-5.html

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  10. Thanks for the reminder. I linked to savorys and 1 dessert. Couldn't help myself, I love desserts! Good luck with your garden and have a great weekend!

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  11. Thanks a lot for hosting.Its nice to be back here.I'll be waiting for your garden,,Im sure its gonna be lovely.

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  12. Can't wait to see things happening in your garden! I'm all linked up for this week with my Italian Antipasto. Have a great week! :-)

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  13. thanks for hosting and hello from Toronto! i'm a new follower.

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  14. It looks like y'all have been really busy with your garden! I've linked up my black bean enchiladas today- thanks!

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  15. What a great project! Can't wait to see your garden. Thanks for hosting but can't locate your linky tools, please check it out...

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  16. I can't see the linky tool?? is it just me? I'll leave you my Savory Sundays link right here...

    Creamy Tortilla Soup w/ Chicken & Corn: http://www.girlichef.com/2011/05/creamy-tortilla-soup-w-chicken-corn.html

    I'm so jealous that you have a sour cherry tree!!! I'd be in pie and cobbler heaven ;)

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  17. Sorry ladies! It's back now! Thanks for letting me know!

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  18. Watch out for those blackberries. They can take over the world. You just need to make sure that if they start spreading, you prune them carefully.

    How long is your growing season? We get a very long one here in Texas...but at the same time, we cannot do things like peas very easily because the summers get too hot.

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  19. Thanks for finding me on Our Krazy Kitchen. I'm a new follower now!

    april@Meals For Real
    http://www.mealsforreal.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Amanda,
    Great Garden project. Mine is well underway for the spring season. I brought you a nice slice of Chocolate Pie for your afternoon snack, enjoy! Thanks for hosting and have a fun day!

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  21. Wish I could have a garden. Desert landscaping is hard to work with. Thanks for hosting.

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  22. Sorry I can't post today, way too tired from weekend. Check out loulousucre for the garden party I hosted over the weekend. I'll definitely post one of those recipes next week.

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  23. Hey Amanda! Thanks for inviting me to another fabulous party!

    Love your pictures--looks like you're going to have a great garden. :)

    ~Leslie

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  24. Thank for inviting me, and thank you for hosting. There's some great links I'm off to check out...

    :)

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  25. It's Sunday evening. I've had a crazy weekend and couldn't stop by earlier. Linky is already closed, but what a wonderful turnout you had. Lots of delicious recipes. You have been really busy in your yard. It's great. Keep sharing your garden with us. I'm also testing the waters with growing my own food, btw.

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  26. I was out of town this weekend and wasn't online..I hope to link up next week! My dad just bought my mom a cherry tree for Mother's Day!! So pretty!

    Happy Monday!
    Liz

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  27. Wow! 67 entries! Your Eating in Winnipeg blog is thriving, way to go! I'd love to do a guest post sometime if you're still interested. Email me at icantstopcrafting@hotmail.com and we can talk details!

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