Time for Pictures

Monday, May 23, 2011

We had a great weekend! I went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning and got the sweetest strawberries I've ever tasted, along with three juicy tomatoes, and most importantly, vegetable plants!!

Our garden was more like a weed patch, aside from the rows of peas, lettuce, and spinach we've planted (one of each) (and we planted them a little late and so our spinach and lettuce aren't doing so swell). I should have taken a "before" picture just so you can appreciate how ridiculous it was.

But, it is already mid-May, and I know we needed to get our little plants in the ground, and since Mr. A was busy with helping our neighbor do some repairs around their house, I decided it was high time baby girl learned what a hoe was and how to plant tomatoes and what an amazing thing compost is!!! (I am so impressed with our compost (we have a rotatable barrel composter). It is so rich and dark, and I know it is full of amazing nutrients!!!)

I had to take more breaks than normal for water and resting, and it took me a good 4 hours to clear all the weeds and prepare the soil, but I am happy to say that our garden is planted, except for cantelopes, pumpkins, and beans. Working on getting those in the ground this week or this weekend (we plant them in another place in the yard)!!

Here are some pictures:

(L to R: peas, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, paste tomatoes, roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes)

(L to R: Mosquito plant, cut peonies from the front flower garden, and a Goblin Gaillardia)

(Some roses our neighbor cut for us from her bush- they smell amazing!!)

(Banana (lighter) and Bert (darker), in their favorite afternoon spot- snuggled up in the sun spot in the front foyer)

Hope your Monday's are off to a good start!


Coco said...

I am SO jealous of your composter!!! *is that a word? haha* I've wanted a rotating one for so long! Well about half of our garden is prepped and we are hopefully planting this weekend... keep getting put off by weather and it's KILLING ME!!! If I can't plant this weekend I might just put some in planters just to get them in the ground. I am in serious need of home grown tomatoes!

Bridget said...

What an awesome garden! I wish I had the space for one. Such great pictures thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I love homegrown tomatoes. Oddly the only ones I'm able to keep alive are the cherry ones. :)

Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

the misfit said...

You are ridiculously diligent and organized. Seriously. I am getting more productive, but there are a lot of ladies in blogland I'm never going to catch up to.

Miss Mac said...

Those are great, happy pics, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the pic of all the veggies in a few weeks!

Anonymous said...

wow that is one amazin garden! I am so impressed!! and your doggies are so cute too! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your garden looks great!

AplusB said...

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing these snapshots of your life!