This summer we've enjoyed our backyard so much. Here are some shots from throughout the summer. I've definitely learned some things about planting vegetables for next year. I didn't harvest the broccoli soon enough and it started blooming, and I wasn't supposed to cut the leaves, oops! Apparently if you cut just the head the plant will keep sprouting for a few months. Also our raised bed needs so much water! It is currently pretty dried up but there are still lots of baby cucumbers so hopefully there's still some life left. The herbs and tomatoes have been great. I think they are totally cost effective since you can use a little bit at a time all summer. Anyhow, it's been a learning experience.