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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Garden 2011

Yup. I picked out my plants on Friday and put them into my brand new raised garden beds on Saturday. If everything thrives, I will have some funky heirloom variety tomatoes and some standard hybrids. Yum! I also plant Japanese eggplant for the first time, and a few carrots. also for the first time. Add a few viney plants (melon, cukes, spaghetti squash) and a few peppers, and that's my garden.

Awhile ago I planted spinach and lettuce, and some of the lettuce looks like it is ready to be harvested this week -- wahoo!

The only down side to all of this is that I flooded my laundry room when I turned on the faucet outside to water the new plants. No carpet got wet, but it means I can't start up the swamp cooler or run the hose to the garden until the leak is repaired. I suspect something froze this winter. Sigh. Happily, it rained today so I won't need to figure out how to get water to the garden for a few days.

Keeping my fingers crossed that we are done with hard freezes this Spring!


  1. I am going to miss having a garden. Sorry about your flood, hope its an easy fix.

  2. I'll bet you can find some farmer's markets out there to get your produce fix this summer! Maybe next year you can do some container gardening? Might be a reason to find a place with a balcony that gets sunshine. :-)