Thursday, March 29, 2007
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.