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.}
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.
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…}
Turning over the dirt is so fun!
We could have done this all afternoon!
But we had to start planting eventually.
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.
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!


  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

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

    I'm glad you chose the LOCAL nursery!


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