Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Little Garden Time

Do you remember my fall garden last year? I decided to pull out all the flowers from the planter box in our front courtyard and replace them with an edible garden.  With a nice winter harvest under our belt thumb {and broccoli rabe coming out our ears}, we were excited to plant a spring/summer garden this weekend. 
 
After 2 failed attempts to buy veggies from big box stores, we ended up at our local nursery where we picked up a cart load of wonderful looking organic fruits and veggies.  {The box stores do not carry organic and their selection is very limited.}
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The garden bed was fairly well emptied already…we removed all the old veggies a few months ago and I weed every few days as I walk by.  One thing about having your garden in your front entry is that you’re motivated to keep it looking nice presentable.
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So this is the before picture.  We just needed to pull a few more weeds and old plants and sprinkle on a little “Fresh Start” fertilizer and we’re all set. {I wanted to add our own compost to it, but it is not quite ready!  Almost…}
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Turning over the dirt is so fun!
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We could have done this all afternoon!
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But we had to start planting eventually.
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And here we are…about 85% finished.  We still have a few plants to add that were started as seeds on our kitchen window sill.
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Left to right we have: 6 corn, 6 Swiss chard, 6 spinach, 6 salad greens, 6 arugula, 2 cilantro, 1 yellow squash and 1 basil.  Still to come: carrots, beans, and pumpkin…we’ll transplant those in another week or so…we started those from seeds.
Tomorrow I’ll show you our back garden: also a flower bed turned garden.  It’s filled with strawberries, tomatoes, and all sorts of herbs.  
Are you planting a garden this summer?  Even if it’s in containers it counts! Or just a few herbs on your window sill.  You can do it!  It’s so worth it.  Smile!

2 comments:

  1. How fantastic!!
    You are going to enjoy those scrumptious foods!!
    And look at those two angels helping out!!! So sweet!
    Its a family affair!!
    I will have hanging pnters for my back yard..with our dogs its almost the only way to go! lol

    Deborah xoxo

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  2. mavis E. ButterfieldMay 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM

    I'm glad you chose the LOCAL nursery!

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