Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spring Garden


It's spring and time to plant the veggie garden! There's nothing more delicious than a lunch made from garden greens, fresh tomatoes, sweet onions, summer squash, and cucumbers. Mmmmmm. After several years of 'container' gardening, our family decided to plant a small, raised garden bed this spring. New underground sprinklers and a water timer have been installed so we can keep enough moisture even during the hottest part of the summer. Brent mixed sandy topsoil with compost, vermiculite, and peat moss to make a soil composition that should feed the little plants well. Garden greens like collards, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, and arugula were planted earlier this week. And bush beans and radishes are in the soil as well. Now it's just the waiting game --- and of course tending the weeds.

4 comments:

  1. Oh I'm just a bit envious. I have wanted a raised garden already for a few years and yours even has the sprinkler system included. Oh, Terry will be having a look at your picture.

    It will be a scrumptious lunch for sure when those veggies are at their peak.

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  2. Those raised beds are so nice...my hubby just planted our tomatoes yesterday, so we're hoping for an early crop of them. Yum-yum...fresh veggies are the best!

    Rhoda

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  3. Imagine how wonderful the fresh taste will be at harvest time. Yummmmm.

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  4. That's the hardest part for me as well, waiting for those little seedlings pop their little heads through the dirt. It's so exciting when they finally do. :)
    Take care,
    Salina

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