Friday, June 5, 2009

A Bit Much?

So I have been reading just about every page of the book off to the left here...Square Foot Gardening. And thankfully my husband was paying attention to my interest in the book and helped me out. This is saying a LOT about Joe. He has a very strong dislike for weeding, gardening, pretty much any sort of yard work what-so-ever. But I came home from work one day a few weeks back to discover that he had built me a couple of boxes for the back yard. He later built some trellises and attached them to the back as well.
Last week we finally were home between the camping trips and trips to California long enough to get the garden going. So in the above picture we have planted...let's see if I can remember everything...watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, 3 tomato plants, habanero pepper, red hot chili pepper, onions, beets, arugula, cilantro, orange carrots, purple carrots, and 2 sweet red bell pepper plants. I still have some room so I am debating on eggplant too.
Then here where we had our tiny garden last year we planted a pumpkin, yellow crock-necked squash, zucchini, and more yellow squash. So I am wondering....did we take on too much? And of course I asked that question out loud last week and Joe just looked at me and said, "We? I think you mean you." So when this garden starts producing food I'm going to take all the credit for it!

On a side note, Joe fixed the sprinkler system for both the back and front yards. We knew that we had it but could not figure out why the ancient system wasn't working. I was so PROUD of him! Our neighbor came out after Joe fixed it and stated that he had not seen the sprinklers on in about 7 years. Yipee!


Cristin said...

I'm so jealous. It looks really good, like it could be on the cover of one of those square foot gardening books!

Reenie said...

A night I couldn't sleep. Computer always there to keep me company. Good things happen because I can "Catch up."
Bless you and yours, Kim. It was a year ago we were all enjoying each other's company.
God Bless