Wednesday, June 9, 2010

In the Garden

A few months back I decided to plop a few seeds in the ground and see what came of things. We decided to try raised beds and square foot gardening. I checked out a few books from the library (My favorite was All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Barthlomew).

I was beyond delighted when I saw my first little sprouts.

And now I am already harvesting lettuce and spinach for salads!  In fact, I can't keep up!

I added a few more seeds at the beginning of May and am already rewarded with some nice tall plants. 

I love that we have food coming in from our own backyard.  It is a very gratifying experience.  I know I could probably have a better yield or stronger plants if I put in some more work, but even with minimal care I still feel successful!


  1. Oh how I would love to eat some of that home grown food!

    I grow flowers here in our tiny back yard (we have a condo) and I love seeing my beautiful flowers, would love to grow food, but alas the raccoon would get it!!!!!

    Take care and keep up the good garden work :)

  2. yay for backyard gardening! my carrots and basil are super slow to pop up this year, but the tomatoes and snap peas are doing well. are you growing sweet corn?

  3. I'm always in awe of people who have their own gardens. I'd love to have one, but have never gotten around to it. We're also planning on moving soon so starting a garden now wouldn't be a very good idea. Looks like your garden will provide you with tons of yummy stuff soon.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my place the other day. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud