Saturday, September 29, 2012
Well, the garden boxes are made, filled with dirt and planted with seeds. We even have sprouts, which I would love to post a picture of, but sadly the camera is on the fritz. The pumpkin has sprouted, and so has the butternut squash. We planted some Oregon Snap peas which have also popped up the last couple of days, and the lettuce is poking out as well. It is really exciting to go out and water everyday and see how quickly things have changed. Fiona loves to go out and help, usually that means she tries to dig up stuff, but that is ok. I planted some rosemary and thyme from seedlings, because I wanted something to be big. And the boys and I picked out moss roses which do so well here in the heat. And some petunias, I just love those pretty flowers, they look so delicate, but they can stand up to the heat pretty darn good. Now is the hard part... the waiting for things to really take off. While we play the waiting game we are going to set up a potato tower, we have many potatoes with eyes. I have yet to grow potatoes successfully, I really hope this works. At some point in the nearish future I see a chicken coop and three happy hens scratching around in that dreary back yard... bring life and eggs to it. But until then, well this will do.