Monday, March 28, 2011

Garden update

When the septic guys dug up the yard, I had to move my new garden boxes to the back of the property. We lost a lot of dirt during the process (thank goodness I hadn't planted anything yet!). We've not had the time, energy, or finances to replace the lost dirt, and more poor little garden plot looks so barren right now...

I have tomato, pepper, eggplant, and medicinal herbs galore ready and waiting for a new home! Hopefully by next week they'll be in the ground along with seeds we've already bought: cucumber, cantaloupe, green beans, beets, summer squash, and zucchini.


I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty so I went ahead and planted some more garlic and some red onion bulbs, about 25 of each.

I love the satisfaction that comes from growing our own food and am constantly amazed at how much life is contained in these tiny seeds and bulbs.

It also gives me such peace to get out there and dig in the dirt!
It's truly food for the soul.

So Doug, get me some more garden dirt QUICK!
It's cheaper than the cost of therapy!



3 comments:

GopherMommy said...

I almost started crying when I saw your earlier posts about the septic issues. Your garden still amazes me, as I stare at a snow covered frozen ground.

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. I had to go out after supper and putter around outside again before dark. Raking and hula hoeing and doing anything I can to play in the dirt too! :) It is supposed to warm up a lot in the coming days and no rain in sight for a while so I am happy!! The flowers are blooming all over and the orange blossoms are sweetening the air....it is time to get the veggies in!~!!! :) Sarah

srkindredspirits said...

found your page on stockslegers fb page - love your blog! Come over and see my garden beds at http://srkindredspirits.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-garden.html