Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hello, my name is JoAnn and I'm a gardening addict.

When last I spoke about my veggie garden, I thought about just letting someone else do all the work! We have some awesome local farmers markets to purchase vegetables from, and I wanted to concentrate on a hummingbird and medicinal herb gardens.

Well all of that has flown out the window!

Receiving seed catalogs in the mail and seeing seed displays in the stores has been like giving crack to a junkie! I am addicted and HAD to make plans for a vegetable garden again this year!

I decided to use last year's seeds in an effort to save money and before you knew it, I had filled up this:

Six varieties of tomatoes, three varieties of peppers, eggplant, and a few more herbs. What can I say? I have NO self control!

Now the kitchen counters are full of little seedlings and peat pots.
Here are some calendula for our medicinal herb garden.
Seeing these little seeds come to life just fuels my addiction!

I've gone so overboard that I had to ask Doug and Kyle to build me three additional garden boxes to contain all my plants! They built the first, and largest one, yesterday:

I filled it up halfway with leaves from the yard and will continue filling with compost and soil until we're ready to plant in March.

There's GOT to be a 12-step program for this type of sickness, right?


Kay said...

I love reading the Creamer Chronicles!!

JoAnnC. said...

Oh thank you, Kay! Sometimes I feel like I'm just blabbering to myself!

Yvonne said...

Oh, 12 steps! 6 to the garden and 6 back to the kitchen to enjoy your efforts. Looks wonderful to me, JoAnn .. and I hope to begin my own adventure with gardening. Your posts have taught be a lot, thank you, too, for sharing.

JoAnnC. said...

I like your thinking on those 12 steps!!!