Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hello, garden!

John and I spent about 3 1/2 hours on the garden this morning - weeding, chipping, planting, and installing the removable chicken wire frames he built over a month ago. (Our first bunny visitor took down a considerable amount of our chard ... drat! Magnetic fencing to the rescue!) The final planting:
Flowers: nasturtium, marigolds, and sunflowers
Herbs: mint, basil, dill, thyme, oregano, chives, parsley, and cilantro
Greens: spinach, arugula, chard, lacinato kale, and gourmet baby greens
Tomatoes: a red heirloom from Dora, a yellow heirloom from Dora, Romas, green zebras, and large cherries
Other veg: carrots, zucchini, green onions, summer squash, cucumber, bell peppers, eggplant, and sugar snap peas/green beans (green beans to be planted when sugar snaps are over.)

We'll enjoy our first major harvest for lunch today - giant salads with spinach, arugula, and mixed lettuces. WAHOO!

2 comments:

Courtney said...

OMG, I am SO jealous! You made some good picks--yum! It sounds like you decided to go with both carrots and green beans in the end, huh? I hope you got your gardening done before it got so humid and hot and gross!

Courtney

Kristina LaRue said...

Cool garden picks... it looks like really nice and fruitful :)