Thanksgiving 2021: Grateful for Nerdin Gardens

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Thanksgiving 2021: Grateful for Nerdin Gardens

 

Nature inspires almost daily and that can be utilized in growing methods and actions in the back yard garden. A season's worth of hard work pays off in an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Overall gardening success is much more involved than just showing up. It requires a sincere willingness to do the work, to troubleshoot when necessary and move quickly to adjust systems or do repairs.

 

These things are necessary as well:

  • Soil preparation
  • Daily nurturing
  • Constant care
  • Follow through
  • Reliable methods

 

The produce and fruit list varies somewhat each year to yield the best results. From crook neck squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, green beans, snow peas, potatoes, artichokes and strawberries.

 

 

Rather than buying dried herbs from the store, we also grow rosemary, thyme, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, parsley, basil and oregano. We like the idea of them being just a pinch away to the table.

 

Eight varieties of tomatoes include:

  • Roma Tomatoes 
  • Early Girl Tomatoes 
  • Beef Eaters Tomatoes 
  • Aussie Heirloom Tomatoes 
  • Sweet Millions Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Chocolate Sprinkles Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Midnight Snacks Cherry Tomatoes 

 

There is much more to Nerdin Gardens than produce, towering pines, catalpa's, maples, mulberry and globe willow trees create shade. Flowers, bushes and fruit trees also surround the vegetable garden.

 

 

Together, they harmoniously create bright spots of color throughout the yard, from multi-colored roses, several varieties of hollyhocks, snapdragons to flowering hanging baskets, grabbing attention!

 

Nerdin Gardens is a place that my husband meet most every day during the growing season. We  save a lot of money on produce and I'm always excited at the results of the work that went into its success.

 

When guests are over, we give them a bag and encourage them to pick a few of their favorites to take with them as a gift. Of course when we have a surplus, it also goes to friends and family members!

 

 

Sharing our blessings with others is a reflex from grateful hearts. Happy gardening all from Nerdin Gardens!

 

This is an entry to Thanksgiving Challenge 2021, hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. Thanks once again for overseeing this!

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Comments (20)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Wanda,

I have loved your gardens from the first time I found your post here.  I thought they were exquisite and beautiful, and they just grow more beautiful every season.  A

Nov 17, 2021 09:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel, am glad you enjoy them. The love of nature and a healthy respect for our surroundings, matters!

Nov 17, 2021 09:06 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Looks like a very productive garden. I love growing Beef Steak tomatoes, basil & green beans and it was  pretty good year for the garden.

Nov 17, 2021 10:08 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You reap what you sow and in your case you sow, sow sow a lot as you offer so many different views of your garden

Nov 17, 2021 10:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We do grow basil as well and eat Caprese Salad Skewers all through the growing season Buzz Mackintosh. They are a nice alternative to cooking!

Nov 17, 2021 10:38 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am looking so forward to spring to begin again Ed Silva. Can we skip winter? LOL

Nov 17, 2021 10:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, your gardens put mine to shame but, it's all I can manage by myself! We had all of the herbs you did with the exception of parsley and I'm not even sure why we didn't grow any! We had lots of tomatoes & peppers, celery and cucumbers but, no fruit trees at all. I so wish I had done one like you - indoors first. I still do need to look into that!

Thank you for sharing your glorious gardens, Wanda! Like you, caprese is one of our favorite things to eat during the summer and we can't WAIT for spring to start anew!

Thank you for participating in this month's challenge! ❤️

Nov 17, 2021 12:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wanda- I love your Nerdin Gardens posts from learning about all of your fruits and vegetable, as well as your flowers to learning life lessons from your garden. Thank you!!!!

Nov 17, 2021 01:53 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your gardens are so beautiful and full of nourishment for you and your family, I am envious.

Nov 18, 2021 04:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Wanda... okay, okay, I'll admit it... I'm totally envious of your relationship with your gardens and how much you know about gardening!

Nov 18, 2021 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have been in awe of your gardens since the first time you shared. They are beautiful and nourishing!

Nov 18, 2021 05:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Maintaining the garden takes a lot of time and we both enjoy the methodology of it all Debe Maxwell, CRS plus the Gbabies enjoy picking strawberries and learning about plants and the beneficial/detrimental creatures. I am more the support behind my husband, he is the visionist! You had quite a bumper crop with your fresh produce as well, I was paying attention.

Thanks again for hosting this month's challenge!

Nov 18, 2021 07:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - and OH MY how that garden grows.  A wonderful(and oh so true) definition of bountiful.  

Nov 18, 2021 07:33 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Kathy Streib for appreciating the beauty of nature. Glad to inspire others through memories shared with loved ones. Have a wonderful day!

Nov 18, 2021 08:03 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Brian England! We are well fed through the growing season, are grateful  and share with others.

Nov 18, 2021 08:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I am an eager learner of all things in the back yard gardens Nina Hollander, Broker. My husband is self-taught as well!

Nov 18, 2021 08:05 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Oh, thank you Kat Palmiotti. Your garden was fantastic this year as well!

Nov 18, 2021 08:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good morning Michael Jacobs, we enjoy spending time in the gardens and the payoff is huge. It is one of my husband's favorite things to do during the growing season. While the produce garden has ran it's course for the year, the flowers are still blooming!

Nov 18, 2021 08:35 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Beautiful gardens!  You have a green thumb and it pays off.  Gardening and cooking what you grow is so rewarding, and you'll get many health benefits too.

Nov 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Mahalo, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089!  We have gardened for over 20 years together. The rewards are limitless. 

Nov 19, 2021 01:09 PM