Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We finished planting our second raised bed last weekend (and by we I mean I chose the plants and my husband did all the work). He planted romaine, celery, rainbow swiss chard, sprouting broccoli, red russian kale, carrots, beets and onion. I love it. I can't wait to grab some greens from our yard to juice in the morning.

In case you're wondering, the "cage" around the bed is to protect our precious veggies from the friendly neighborhood deer that hang out in our yard (oh, and the raccoons, squirrels, and wild turkeys too).

We also have some beautiful basil, mint, oregano, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, sage and lavender growing on our deck.
My daughter planted these sugar snap peas and is really excited about them growing up the fence. She checks on them every morning :)

There's no doubt that our garden is well-loved. My husband spends most of his spare time taking care of it. He even puts a special "blanket" on it every night to protect it from frost. It's his 3rd child for sure. I, on the other hand, will get dirty when it gets a little warmer out. Until then, I admire from afar and daydream about all the yummy dishes I'll soon be cooking up.

Happy Growing,


  1. Beautiful! What book/website do you recommend to help me get started?

  2. I'd recommend the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew.


    Good luck!! Keep me posted.