How does your garden grow?

With lots of weeds and dead palm fronds. Thanks for asking!

I finally decided to tackle the growing mass of weeds in our front garden. Believe it or not, it used to look about a million times worse than this. Last fall, when I was about 8 months pregnant, Nathan and I (mostly Nathan) went all gung-ho out there and weeded like crazy and put down the red lava rocks. We even splurged for the “professional” level weed mat thing. See how well that turned out? Obviously, our weeds must be on steroids or something, because that kept out about zero weeds.

So, during nap time I went out there with the baby monitor and showed those weeds who’s boss. Me. Charlie woke up in the middle of it, so he came out to help.

In the end, I think it turned out quite nicely. All ready to finally be planted one day in the (hopefully) not so distant future.

A few weeks ago, we planted two little strawberry plants. One of the plants had a perfect little Charlie-sizedĀ  strawberry ready to be picked. Imagine my surprise when I went to go pick it and found this:

Someone ate it!!! No wonder Julio next door has crazy cages all over every one of his plants! That’s okay. We still have these ones:

HA that was a silly joke, because after Charlie and I got back from our walk this afternoon (about one hour after that picture was taken) ALL the strawberries were gone.

What is eating my strawberries?! Whoever you are, go away!

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