Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary. How Does Your Garden Grow?

With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And marigolds all in a row.

Well, we don’t have marigolds or silver bells, but we do have pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes and more!

We (read – hubby) finally got the outside planter boxes built for our garden. Unfortunately, the seedlings we had growing inside were not able to handle the heat after being inside and all died, so we had to start over. So we had some dirt delivered and got to work.

My friend, Deva, introduced us to the idea of Square-Footing and we both thought it was a great idea. We modified it a bit and just did rows, but having the dividers definitely makes it much neater.

We planted carrots, cucumbers, snap peas, green beans, lettuce, pumpkin and grape tomatoes. I’m hoping that we didn’t plant too late and they will survive and produce. I’m really looking forward to being able to eat our own vegetables - chemical-free, pesticide-free, home-grown vegetables.

And look! Most of the seedlings have already sprouted! Yay! Sorry this pictures sucks so badly, it was dark outside when I took the photo.


~Melissa~ said...

That looks so great Kelly! I so want to do our own garden one year. I'm just so bad about weeding!!

Deva said...

It is looking so great, as much as you don't love that FL heat at least it makes for ideal year round growing - right?

I'm looking forward to all our garden pics this summer :D

Marie said...

I love my garden. It gives me such pleasure to see things growing in it.
This is the first year I used raised beds too. And what a difference they make! My tomato plants look fantastic. I'll never go back to the old ways.
Good luck with your garden!