A couple weeks ago I posted an article about preparing our garden. It seemed to receive positive feedback and engagement so I thought some people might be interested to see how our backyard vegetable garden progresses through the year. Having my own garden always feels like this magical connection to nature and the past. It is somewhat a lost art, but not here in Slovenia.

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How the garden looked with just tomatoes, potatoes, onions, broccoli, and cauliflower planted.

You can’t drive down one street and not see ten different gardens. Even people who live in apartments have a plot of land for their garden, really, they take it to a new level. I absolutely love this. I have always been very passionate about local foods and what is more local than your backyard? Exactly.

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Last year was our first year with this garden. We had an insane amount of tomatoes (especially for two people who barely eat them… two words: pizza sauce), peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, I think even a cantaloupe. We tried planting some onions, Brussel sprouts, and beans last year but they didn’t work out very well.

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Little beans coming through. The following pictures were taken about 10 days after we planted the seeds.

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Little seedlings popping up.

This year we have tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, two types of beans, zucchini, broccoli, cucumber, beets, cauliflower, and carrots. We also added cilantro (my favorite!) and a new basil plant to the herb garden. So definitely a lot more variety happening.

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I am really looking forward to watching everything grow and for harvest time to try new recipes and preserving methods (yes, there will be so many more posts about this garden).

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I think seeing people’s gardens and learning how about they placed crops is really fascinating, like seeing inside someone’s house for the first time. I would love to see all of your gardens, drop a link in the comments to show me.

Check out my latest YouTube video to see a bit more of the process of planting our backyard vegetable garden.