Friday, May 28, 2010

The Growing Season Begins

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.

~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

I should be pregnant every Spring. Things are moving quickly in these parts. Our procrastination level is at an all time low. No longer are we discussing projects for 3 weeks...'er 3 months... 'er 3 years before actually tackling them.

Yesterday we had some time to kill between our doctor's appointment and picking Beatrice up at day care so we stopped at our local nursery to pick up all of our plants for the garden. We are kind of cheating this year, growing mostly from plant. Last year's bounty was slightly disappointing (we'll blame the torrential downpours of June/July) and I know we'll have less time this year to tend to the garden, so we did everything we could to get off on the right foot.

When we got home, Cory tilled the plot and planted* the following:

  • Grape tomatoes
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Kale
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Thai Hot Peppers
  • Snow Peas
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Horseradish

And oh ya, we also have one of those topsy turvy tomato plants. I'll keep you posted on how that works out... I have high hopes for it.

I am looking forward to being out in the garden this weekend. Speaking of this weekend, the weather can't look better for New England. I hope you all have wonderful, relaxing weekends. We'll be enjoying some day trips and every minute we can savor outdoors. And ice cream...lots of ice cream.

* I got to pull the pregnancy card on this task. Due to the growing belly condition, I can't really be near the chicken manure (even though it's organic, it's still feces.) I'll be on watering and weeding duty so it evens out.

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