Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring 2010 Veggie Garden

Our spring garden got a late start this year but we put so much TLC into planting the seeds, I'm sure we will be fine. First, we charted out where all the seeds should go in our square foot garden. 3 feet by twelve feet equals 36 squares of veggie goodness.

After clearing out the weeds and adding some fresh soil, we were ready to plant. Here is Lillie and Sadie studying our master plan.

Lillie helped punch in some holes. Here she is planting some golden beet seeds.

Sadie carefully dropped the Purple Haze carrot seeds into each hole.

The sun is setting over the marsh and we are worn out. We planted some funky romanesco cauliflower, purple haze carrots, atomic red carrots, watermelon radishes, German beer radishes, beefsteak tomatoes, baby bok choy, golden beets, shallots, ginger, mesclun greens, leeks, cornichon cucumbers, lemongrass, watermelon, zucchini, peppercorn and sugar snap peas plus some assorted herbs. The next few months should be filled with some gardening fun and hopefully some amazing fresh veggies. To be continued...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

The big April Fools joke on the girls this year was me eating a cat terd from the litter box. You should have seen their faces! A Tootsie Roll was carefully warmed up in the microwave and rolled into a cat terd. Fresh litter and a little strategically placed Saran Wrap on the bottom. Yum!