Friday, July 18, 2008

How Does My Garden Grow?

It has been one busy and exciting summer already. So many new things in my life. Beginning with creation of my mini orchard and kitchen garden, a birthday gift from my beloved husband. Absolutely perfect gift! Love it, love, love it! I thought I'll start my blog there, my garden.

I know, my sister is thinking- what about your beautiful, precious nephew? Well, I am still wary about this blogging thing. Once it is out there, it is out there they tell me. I do not know if I want to put his precious face out there just yet. Hmm, maybe I can show you him.

Take a Look - Butt Beautiful Nephew

Now, back to my garden. Yes, never forget it is all about me. We started back in late April. Putting a new lawn, redoing our patio and building of our raised beds for the Kitchen Garden. It was hard work cutting the composite planks to size. Of course, we did it the old fashioned( and hard way) with a hand saw. Ha, ha. That did not last long, when we decided to build more beds. We had Home Depot cut them to size. Of course, you do know cutting to size means different things to different people. Yes, they cut some of the planks to sizes of their own but not enough pairing of those to make a 4 sided bed! That's life. We had been through enough projects to know, bitch then carry on.

I had started 9 varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes from seeds that I purchased from Seed Exchange! Crazy because I had such a hard time fitting them all in my Kitchen Garden. As the summer went on and the Tomato Scare was on, I felt real good about my tomatoes and how it was going to save us. Along with tomatoes, I started Bok Choi,Cucumbers, Tomatillos, Cilantro, Basils, Parsley and Peppers. I sowed the Mesclun mix and Arugala directly in the beds. Yummy! Maybe,we can live off our kitchen garden this year. Did I tell you the basil smells heavenly?

Watch the slideshow to see how my Kitchen Garden came to be and a glimpse of my mini orchard.

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