Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

So I don't remember what got me started but now I can't stop. The garden, I just can't stop thinking about it. Maybe it's all the canned and preserved vegetables we have been enjoying?( Have I mentioned the tomato soup we have been devouring.  Yummy.  There is nothing better than canned tomato soup.) 
Maybe it's because of the warm weather or the news of the new magazine about living closer to the land, coming out from soulemama, Taproot. 
I guess it doesn't matter. 
Yesterday my son and I went outside for a little vitamin D.  I also was thinking that my youngest would be joining us out there soon and that I didn't want him to be crawling around all the dog droppings.   So I did a little yard cleaning.  When doing a dirty job like that I like to look at the bright side; picking up poop is a great way to stretch out your legs or break in your jeans either way, they both were accomplished.

After yard duty I went into the garden check it out.  Nothing spectacular, a few toys, a dog ball stuck under wire, and mis-placed tools. I pick up a rake and began to move some leaves.  Much to my surprise I found life.  Excited I picked and put the green in my mouth.  Of course my son was watching and what to try.  He is learning the best way to identify vegetation in the garden. 
 My first guess was green onions, but I tasted more meat to it.  Garlic!  We have garlic popping up in one corner.   I quickly covered the up lightly with leaves and put up some fencing to keep out the dog and the mini gardener.  Ha. We'll see how that goes.

 This will be our 6th year with a garden.  We have had a list of veggies which include: Brussel sprouts, chives, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, arugula, lettuce, green bean, tomatillos, zucchini, squash, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, peas, strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, kale, swiss chard, onions, okra, cucumbers, beets:), carrots, turnips, parsnips, and potatoes.  Not all were successful, but part of the experience. This year I can't wait for lettuce, beets, and chives to show their faces.

What are you excited to plant in your garden this year? 


  1. I love this post! We would love to start a garden as soon as we settle in :)