Shadows & The Garden

July 12, 2012

A beautiful morning! Husband watering the garden with a bunch of freshly picked tomatoes collected in his shirt –

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Wife in the kitchen making breakfast

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Simple bowls of yogurt, berries, banana, chia and puffed brown rice.

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Iced coffee concentrate with milk + water. A little weak today!

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Too much milk counters the bold.

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Have a beautiful day!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

Your garden is insane!! You must not have any bunnies coming through snacking on the veg. I’m pretty sure a bunny lives in our backyard and feasts all day long.

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2 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

We are lucky – no predators except for that wild Pumpkin!

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3 Sarah July 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

Maybe Pumpkin is keeping the bunnies away! Good kitty!

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4 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

Haha – maybe so! Wouldn’t surprise me

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5 Logan July 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

It really does look great, Kath. What’s planted in the middle bed? You might have given the layout before, but I didn’t see it.
Do you happen to know how high the sides of your raised beds are? And did Matt put weed mat underneath the soil or just leave it bare? Does he water by hand all the time or do you use a sprinkler or drip hose?
I’m asking because it is my first year with raised beds and I’m thinking my soil is not deep enough and I think the drip hose I’ve been using is not the optimal thing to water with. Just trying to educate myself before next summer!
I am having some success, just not enough! Thanks in advance.

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6 Matt July 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The middle bed is all the greens, but I’m about to take them all out and plant some fall veggies. The beds are made from 12″ wide planks. I just put the beds right on top of the grass (after digging the edges to make the beds level) and then we put compost right on top of the grass. Now I wish I had taken the time to pull the grass out because I have some plants that just don’t have strong enough roots to hold themselves up and I suspect that they’re reaching the grass layer and unable to grow their roots deep enough, quickly enough. But the problem will eventually correct itself. I try to water with regularity, a deep soaking every few days.

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7 Tracy July 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Seriously, you have no rabbits? There are hundreds (probably more) in our neighborhood.

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8 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

Today was definitely a cereal for breakfast kind of day for me as well! I went with a mix including shredded wheat…love how pillowy it gets in milk! :)

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9 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

I love putting lots of milk in my coffee, but no sugar!

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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

That does sound like a perfect start! I have been eating tons of chia seeds lately (mostly in smoothies and overnight oats) but just can’t seem to do them on top of bowls like the one you made because I get SO many stuck in my teeth! I swear, I go through floss faster than a dentist!! Have an awesome day Kath! :)

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11 wesley @ the way home July 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

Kath your garden is beautiful! I have a friend with a backyard garden, and it always amazes me how lush it is! I hope you are getting some of the same rain we are getting in Nashville to replenish your veggies. All we have is a tomato plant my mom gave to my husband because she was about to throw it away, so it’s a bit anemic and didn’t like the recent heat. But we’ve still got some hanging on for dear life! Sounds like yours are doing alright though.

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12 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

What a beautiful garden! I am tres jealous!

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13 Kathryn @ Mamacado July 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

Your garden looks great! My garden this year involves one basil plant, but it’s growing nicely :) I hope to one day have a nice backyard garden like you!

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14 Kristen July 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

That straw is so cool! Where is it from? I assume you can dishwash it?

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15 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

I got it on Amazon – a 4 pack for about $10. Yes, I dish wash them!

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16 Khushboo July 12, 2012 at 8:54 am

I’ve been adding cinnamon to my coffee lately- adds a nice hint of sweetness!

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17 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

Wow, look at that garden! So jealous!

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18 Erin July 12, 2012 at 8:58 am

I also like the coffee concentrate by itself. I just add lots of ice and have a small cup of it, instead of adding milk or water to make it regular-sized.

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19 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

Your garden looks amazing!

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20 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl July 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

Your backyard is gorgeous!!! So jealous you’re already in tomato season!!! We are just starting here in Michigan but not quite there yet. It’s the best. :-)

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21 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

Your back yard is absolutely beautiful!

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22 chris July 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

Kath I had the same question as Allie – no rabbits? Maybe Pumpkin keeps the predators away? I was once told if you have your dog pee around the garden, it deters deer? Beautiful garden and breakfast :-)

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23 Rachel July 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’ve been wanting to try puffed rice cereal.. I just can’t seem to find a good brand

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24 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

This was whole foods brand – pretty good! (For puffed rice :) )

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25 Lynn @ the actor's diet July 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

I like my sugar w coffee n cream!

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26 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 12, 2012 at 9:36 am

Gorgeous garden! That is the downside of having a condo – I’d love to be able to walk outside and pick a homegrown tomato!

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27 Emma July 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

What a pretty garden! What all do you grow out there?

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28 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

Tomatoes, lettuce, chard, okra, eggplant, peppers, zucchini

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29 Samantha July 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

Your garden is a beauty!

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30 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

Wow! Your garden looks great! I’m jealous :) Beautiful breakfast for a beautiful day!

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31 Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean July 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

mmmmm…your breakfast bowl looks so good! I’ll have to try making it soon! Have a beautiful day, too!

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32 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys July 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

I’m loving your garden! Unfortunately, time got away from us this year… but I guess there’s always next year!

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33 Kavi July 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

Your veggie garden is gorgeous!! Despite using protective fencing, we just had an unknown critter come through and eat the tops of all our tomato plants :/ Do you use any type of special fertilizer to get such lush plants?

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34 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

:( We haven’t used any pest controls – we’ve been lucky. At other houses we had animals eat away

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35 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

I want your garden!!! Enjoy your Thursday morning :D

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36 Annette @FitnessPerks July 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

Love the shadows-and your gorg garden!

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37 Cait's Plate July 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

HAHA! The tomatoes being collected in the shirt is fabulous. That is so something I would do.

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38 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’ve never seen puffed brown rice…I’ll have to look for it!

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39 Jenn@slim-shoppin July 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

That’s so cute that Matt’s got his shirt filled with tomatoes.

I didn’t plant anything this year and now I’m sad I didn’t!

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40 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

So looking forward to our tomatoes! Apparantly, our zuchinni is ready…hubbie is bringing some down to my mom’s this weekend…can’t wait!

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41 Tracy July 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Do you use miracle grow or duck poop to help your plants grow?

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42 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

duck poop!? No we don’t use either

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43 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Have you had to water your gardens a lot since we have not had much rain?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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