Saturday, May 17, 2008

guess what we did today?

Peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumber and a bunch of herbs went in the ground this afternoon. Joel built me these wonderful planter boxes, and we took tips from this book.
We have some unrented squares so I might go out to find some broccoli, carrots and lettuce. Or something else that might be fun to eat. Onions? I've been wanting to do this for a while, and I really didn't think it would happen this year. Joy.


  1. oh, you guys are going to have so much fun! hey, did you four move?

    I really wanted to do broccoli, too, but then realized that's something to plant in late-summer and harvest in fall. growth in the heat it can hardly take, and if it does, it'll become bitter and damaged.

    let us know how it all turns out!

  2. that's so nice of them!

    yeah, hopefully that broccoli tip wasn't tainted. we're learning as we go, and that's what I picked up after doing some research.

    I've been busy doing freelance photography, volunteering, and this and that. ben and I are starting a community garden for the salvation army's use, and we're very excited. I'm also looking into taking a few internships at a few farms this summer; I'd really like to learn to make cheese. we'll see, though.

    how's the family?

  3. that is great. maybe it will inspire jeff and me! i am planning to plant a little potted herb garden out back, but this looks so great.
    your in laws were here on sunday. so great to have your father in law in our pulpit. he gave such a great and encouraging message. yay!
    can't wait to see you all in a couple of weeks.

  4. hmmmm after only a cup and a half of coffee the only descriptor i can come up with is "great". wow.

  5. Ohh you cool kid! I was totally going to start up with the garden we inherited from out neighbors who are moving, but the new couple that moved next door must have gotten the prepared to take over the garden. Maybe next year.

  6. handy husband you've got over there!
    i planted strawberry in our garden.. but bugs are beating us to it! :(

  7. Ooh! Square Foot Gardening! You'll love it!