Thursday, March 29, 2012

Can You Imagine?

If I'm on here now, showing you pictures like this

I'm sure its just the "panoramic" setting on my camera that makes this bed not look square.
I'm sure of it.
It has nothing to do with the fact that this was the 8th bed we put in the ground.
Nope, not a bit.
and this

Yukon Gold, baby!
It's going to be like digging for buried treasure when its time to harvest these!

Can you just imagine how bad I'm going to be as a parent someday?  You just shuddered, didn't you?
ASIDE:  I can't count on one hand the number of people who have mentioned to me that they're not going to let their someday-children play with my someday-children.  Something about an overwhelming amount of dirt and access to weapons... and extreme butter intake, I think.  Should this concern me?
I planted my spring plants last Sunday.  We've got potatoes in the ground, in red, yellow, and BLUE varieties!  Do you know what that means?  That means I can have mashed potatoes in any of the primary or secondary colors!  BOOYAH!  There's also garlic (which I apparently planted wrong... again), onions from sets, scallions from seed, lettuce, and these colorful cuties!

Can you tell I'm in love with color this year?
Not by means of flowers, though.
Colorful vegetables are better than flowers.
You can't eat most flowers.
You can put flowers in a stew.
Flowers don't keep you warm at night.

Now that you've caused me to think about it, in answer to your unasked question,
Yes, I would be perfectly happy if Handsome brought me home a bouquet of
carrots in assorted colors.
It's been hard (a) waiting for something to happen in those big 'ole beds of dirt we've got around the side of the house and (b) remembering to water those same big 'ole beds of dirt... and yes, (a) may be impacted by (b) in some small way.  But have no fear, apparently I've planted some vegetables that are willing to grow come hail or high no water.

I think this is garlic.
I know this is the only bed with visible growth.
I also know this is the only bed that my neighbor's dog decided to run through today.
He may have irreparably damaged my carrots.
I may have to put him in a stew, if that's the case.
I'll let you decide if I'm serious.

And finally, because you've been clamoring for it (read: my mom asked me once, in an off-handed way), before & after pictures of our backyard.

Because, you know, that's what everyone does with their spring break: Clears 1/4 acre of land and builds vegetable gardens.  At least the grass is starting to grow!

Either it's grass, or the straw we laid is sprouting.
Green is green, I always say.
Okay, I said it once, just now.
Doesn't make it not true!
Are you growing anything yet?  Do you have any plans?  Lets get our garden on, people!

Green-ing it up!

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Prizes are going to start falling from the sky next week!

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE for Kara to play in your for-real garden with your someday kids. :)

    Your post just made me check my greenhouses. Looks like I have a couple tiny basil sprouts! I planted the herbs before we planted vegetables, but I'll be sure to give you blow-by-blow (or grow-by-grow) updates.


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