Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How does our garden grow?

The weekend before last, Brian built me a raised garden box for the backyard. Caroline was Daddy's big helper and spent almost the whole day in the yard with him. We've wanted to plant a vegetable garden since we moved in and finally got around to doing it. (I think the success of our sunflowers that Nana and Caroline planted helped to motivate me a bit... check out the picture and you'll see why.) I planted baby spinach, bok choy, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, and several varieties of lettuce. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. I'll do one more planting of lettuce this weekend in hopes of a rolling harvest.

With flowers like these, how could we not give veggies a try?

Here's the box with everything planted. Brian built it out of cedar, and it is 8'x4'x6". He tilled in "organic material" and new garden soil by hand with a spade. Is that true love or what?

My cucumbers were some of the first veggies to sprout.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chok Boy? I'm so jealous. I want a garden now.