Tuesday, June 03, 2008

For the beauty of the earth

On Memorial Day weekend, we finally got our garden in while we listened to the Indy 500 on the radio. It doesn't look like much yet, but it will. It is amazing how much good food can come out of this little plot of ground.

There will be tomatoes, red, green, & chocolate peppers. We'll have salads of buttercrunch, black-seeded simpson, bibb, spinach, and mesclun. This year we planted onions and garlic and sugar snap peas. We have cukes--mostly for pickles--and zucchini. Our strawberries are starting to bear. To season it all we have basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, mint, lavender, and catnip. (Gotta take care of the kitties!)

In another week I'm going to go out and plant a couple more rows of lettuce. Later this summer we'll plant some kale and cabbage.

Our garden isn't pretty, but the flowers are! The daisies were here when we bought the house, but we've added more beds. The columbine are from seeds from my grandma's house. Every year we have more interesting color combinations.


Glenda said...

Daisys are my favorite flower - yours are gorgeous.

debbie said...

i love daisies and columbine. I love that they both take little work and they come back year after year! :)