Garden’s In

We’d located the old garden plot next to the driveway, but it had been quite some time since it had been tended to.

breaking ground

The front-tine tiller wasn’t exactly cutting it. Luckily, we saw an ad in the local paper for garden tilling. Upon calling, it turns out it’s our neighbor (on the NW corner) and he stopped by 5 minutes later to take a look at the spot we wanted tilled.

The next day he showed up on a sub-compact John Deere tractor with a 5′ tiller, and proceeded to till up a nice big garden plot for us.


4 rows planted so far, Brassicas (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), peas, beets, tomatoes, lettuce and probably more stuff that I can’t remember at the moment.


The peas are trellised with a few T-posts and some twine.  The Tomatoes are being trellised with more T-posts, a high-tensile wire up top, with twine strung down to each plant (all 100 of them).


Oh, and there are a few of these spiffy Honeycrisp apple trees, it’s only fitting, as they are the state fruit of Minnesota.

So that’s what we’ve been up to around here in the past few days.




  1. Your garden looks great!! Keep the pictures coming.

  2. Looks like good dirt!

  3. Good job, Andrew – I admire your ambition.

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