Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We have a Garden!

My hard-working husband spent many hours this weekend cutting out sod so we can have a real garden. He even cut it into pretty strips so it could be easily rolled and donated to a friend. After spending hours cutting out the sod, he then tilled the soil by hand and mixed in Nutra-mulch so our little plants will grow.

Last night we planted our plot of land and I'm so excited to watch it grow over the summer. We planted corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, carrots and squash. BG had a good time dropping the seeds into the holes. She also enjoyed playing with the seeds in general so I'm interested to see how many plants grow outside the garden. The rain last night was a good start for our seeds.

In addition to our garden, we bought planter boxes and planted herbs. I'm really excited for fresh herbs. Last year we grew cilantro and basil and it was fabulous to have those on hand for recipes. This year, we planted more varieties. Sometime between now and harvest I need to learn how to preserve all this wonderful food I'm growing.


Kristina P. said...

This sounds delightful, Jessica!

Jillene said...

Very cool. I suck at gardening--really suck at it.

Jay and Michelle Teerlink said...

Jay will be beyond jealous when I tell him. He wants a garden so bad, but sadly we have cement for a back yard so we can't. And I refuse to do any of the work so he has to be on shore duty before he can even do one. Good luck with it.