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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Finally That Time Pt 1

Last year I discovered my new love for gardening. I never thought that it would be something that I would enjoy. I figured that maybe I would set a flower pot out here and there and that would be the extent of it.

Since the weather has finally warmed up, we have been busy trying to get the soil ready for planting. One of my long term goals is to feed my family from the garden 90% of the time. Since we has so much rain towards the end of the summer last year, we planted some of our stuff in containers.

There is thyme and dill growing in this pot. It is set out by the back door. Things are starting to come up, but as you can see it will still be a while.

The big black thing is actually a spool from cable wire. Pretty cool, huh? We have one on each side of the patio with lettuce and rosemary. I can't wait to taste those yummy summer salads. The small pot in the front is last years catnip, that grew back. Right behind in will be oregano. The pot all the way to the left is also from last year. That has dill, parsley and basil.

Ok, let's see if I can remember what I have here. The first two pots are turnips, the next two are radishes, and the last two black ones are beets. The brown pot has lavender that I inherited, but I'm not sure that it is going to make it. Then you can see the rest of my lettuce and rosemary.

This, here is four trays of starter tomatoes. We made the little pots out of newspaper, so when we transplant it to the garden it will be biodegradable. I don't remember the order, but I will tell you what we have. One tray is just regular hybrids. Then we have some cherry tomatoes. Another tray is a grape tomato that we ordered from Burpees. If you eat it at room temperature, it tastes like a tomato, but when you put the same tomato in the fridge it will taste like grapes, cold. I can't wait to try those. The last tray has another grape tomato that has a hint of honey. Those are called honeybunches.

I have so much more to share with you, so I will be back by the end of the week. I hope that I can inspire you to be self sustaining and grow some of your own food.


  1. That is awesome! WE had a giant garden last year and I had to buy an extra freezer just to store the squash and tomatoes. WE are into raising chickens now and have got so much to do to get finished with the housing for them that we are only planting tomatoes and okra this year.

  2. We want to eventually have chickens, too.