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The Nerd Nest challenge | April: grow

Documenting your Garden with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

I could have easily gone in so many directions with this month’s challenge, but I chose the one that takes up the most space in my heart. For a few years I have been heavily in to gardening. Last May I sold my house what had a rather big garden and we moved to another house that has a much smaller garden area. I liked the challenge to downsize and to grow only what we most wanted. I have a flowerbed along the house full of roses, lavender and peonies and a few rose bushes.
But I really like to grow vegetables. So when our garden season starts in February, we start to plan out what we are going to plant that year. Mostly we stay with what we did the year before; peas, carrots, salad, spinach, beets and radishes. We also have a bed for strawberries. This year we are adding potatoes!

Documenting your Garden with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 2

I document the garden all the time since I feel it has such a big part in our lives. I may share a little much in Instagram during the summer with harvest photos, but they make me so happy! Mostly I add photos and stories to the weekly Project Life spreads I do, but from now and then I make layouts on the topic also.

Documenting your Garden with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 3

Here is one example where I document the happy day of seed planting!

Documenting your Garden with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 4

It´s so much fun to look back in my albums and see how those seeds then become plants that will grow us yummy food!

Documenting your Garden with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 5

I love growing things, I really do. I feel rich when I can just walk out my back door and pick my dinner!
In this last layout I made my own cards using the Letterglow and Rhonna Farrer app on my phone. I´ve asked Megan to share them with you as a free download! If you download the cards and make something with them, please let me know, I would love to see it!


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