Zucchini, an Out-of-Control Pumpkin Plant and Rats: An Update on Suburban Vegetable Gardening

I’ve been MIA for the past few months as I’ve been up to my eyeballs in post-season Little League baseball.  Now that the Little League season is winding down, I’m excited to get back to The Lady DIY!  I’m way overdue to post an update on the progress of our suburban vegetable garden; we’re now about two and a half months in, and my intention was to post every month or so.  (You know what they say about good intentions.)

An update on suburban vegetable gardening: lots of zucchini, an out of control pumpkin plant, and some tomato-loving rats.

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Full Garden_theladydiyConsidering that I haven’t had much time to devote to our little garden, there are some great things happening.  We got lucky this year with the weather and actually got a few weeks of spring.  (Usually, it feels like we go from winter to 100+ degree heat within about a two-week span.)  The extra few weeks of gradually warming weather allowed the plants to get established before the heat of the summer arrived.  It also helps that my mom is an amazing gardening and has been putting in time while I’ve been MIA.

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The Lady DIY

The Lady DIY lives in Northern California with her husband, three boys and her mom. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football/Tae Kwon Do mom.


  1. Diana Cerruto | 28th Jul 17

    Enjoyed the trip through your veggie patch

    • The Lady DIY | 28th Jul 17

      Thank you Diana! I’ll have to bring you some zucchini. 🙂

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