Monday, May 25, 2009
We planted our garden today. This used to be a horrible patch of ivy that took quite a bit of work to pull out. We built the raised bed with some wood we already had and brought in some good dirt. There are marigolds all around the edges to keep out the rabbits who live nearby - lets hope that works. This is actually our first garden attempt, other than growing tomatoes and a few herbs in pots. We planted onions, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes (heirloom, cherry, and patio), basil, peppermint, and cilantro. More tomatoes will go in pots, some zucchini squash are in another part of the yard, and we have strawberry plants too! I still have to buy some jalapeno peppers, garlic, and a few more lavender bushes for the front landscaping. Lucy loved picking the little ripe tomatoes from our plants last year and eating them right away; I can't wait to enjoy the fruits of this years work!