Tuesday, May 25, 2010

broccoli, potatoes, and strawberries, oh my

The title of this post about sums it up - we now have growing in the half-planted garden: broccoli (its flowering already!!!), potatoes, strawberries (there is a ton a fruit on my plants - hopefully the dog will stop getting herself tangled in the net I have over them so the birds stay away), peas, and lettuce. There are also some volunteer squash plants and sunflowers springing up from last year...now the waiting begins. I can't wait to harvest something!!

There's alot more to plant, but there is definitely a sense of satisfaction watching what we have start to grow. The heat the last few days (and boy, has there been heat) lets us know that summer is on its way, and with it juicy ripe tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, and mounds and mounds of zucchini (and I still haven't made a dent in last years freezer stock!). So here's to summer, and vegetables, in all their glory.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm back

So I'm pretty bad at blogging. I keep thinking about all kinds of things to talk about, its the finding the time that keeps getting me. Oh well, I'm doing my best, and if you're devoted enough (like my cousin Jeff), you'll just keep checking in.

So the garden is in and growing. Well, mostly in. We've planted the cabbage-crops (cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflower) and lettuce, and seeded potatoes, peas and beans, lettuce, and corn so far. We're behind on the carrots, beets, and radishes, but we'll get them in soon. The rain this week, while needed, put a hold on Chris' plans to plant all week while he was home. But there's plenty of other things to be done, so his time won't be wasted (oh and we have new bikes, so he can play with those!). There will be plenty of time to play with the new garden seeder soon enough. We've tilled a pretty vast area, and I'm looking forward to watching it fill in over the next few months. I'll post pictures eventually, but just getting back to writing was enough for now!