Thursday, May 15, 2008

More things Growing...

We planted our first garden in Idaho. We had a killer garden in Arkansas when we lived there, but we have yet to have one since moving back here.
Phil worked hard at digging up a plot (2 feet down to get rid of weed seed) and building the beautiful raised beds. There was a lot of thought that went into this little plot, and we can't wait to see what it becomes as the summer progresses.
We found a local organic nursery that sells plant starts (and grows and harvests local organic wheat..yay!!) so we went and picked up several things for this bed and the herb garden in the front yard. Hadley helped me dig the holes and put the "babies" in their beds. They are nestled up snug and growing quickly.
Here is the front view of the bed. It is multi-layered for more growing space and better reachability for weeding, etc.

Along the front we have a pepper plant, six lettuce plants, and swiss chard (left to right). We'll be planting some carrot seeds in that narrow space you see at the front. That will be an experiment. We don't know if it will work, but we're going to try.The top row holds two heirloom tomato plants. One that is supposed to be ripe by the 4th of July, and one that ripens later. To the sides of them there will be green beans that grow up the posts and bars you can see in the top picture. We also planted some marigolds in the narrow space between the two tiers. They will act as bug repellent. We hope.

In the front yard I have 7 kinds of basil (lemon, lime, anise, sweet, purple and two more I can't remember, but when you smell them you can totally tell what they are. I also have cilantro, parsley, sage, and oregano. They are still very small so it's hard to see them in a photo. They'll make their debut a little later.

6 comments:

  1. Man, this makes me envious. Someday Farmer Joe and I will have a garden. Ahhh...someday.

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  2. Wow, great inspiration! I can almost smell (and taste) it!

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  3. LOVE the beautiful raised beds. I can't wait to see all of your goods!

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  4. Ok, I'm dying to know where you got your plants. Where is the local, organic nursery? Your garden looks adorable and delicious.

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  5. How cool that you got all organic plants!!! You rock! Love the garden boxes too! -S

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