Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First Fruits

Earlier in this post, I bragged on my super-awesome dad and hubby who did an amazing job prepping my garden space for, well, the garden. A few days after they finished, we got our first little seedlings and baby plants in the ground. Among those in attendance: spinach, beans, onion, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkins, etc. Normally I'd say I have a some what grey-ish thumb. My gardens aren't usually that great. Not because they don't have potential, more because I just forget to water. And weed. Thanks to the ground cover my dad brought over, the latter is reduced to a bare minimum and the former....honestly, do I even need to bring up all the freakish rain we've had lately? (Which, btw, I have LOVED!) My garden is starting to resemble a small jungle. But-it's all worth it because today I got my first real crop of spinach! Last year I also planted some strawberry plants. They've spread out a bit and I also picked my first bunch of berries. Wahoo!! I am so making a nice, juicy summer salad for dinner tonight.


Jennie said...

MMM! That looks yummy! I can't grow anything either. Unlike you, I forgot to put slits in the plastic before I covered it with topsoil. So, no, I don't have weeds, but I also don't have flowers.

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

At least you can start eating the stuff in your garden! We are waiting for ours...black berries and tomatos on the way! Good luck with the garden! I have no green thumb whatsoever, so I stay away from the garden. Enjoy!

Anisa said...

sounds delish.

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Beautiful photo!
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