Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Otherwise engaged

I am still being a mom, still trying to be therapeutic and empathtic and all that jazz but every free minute I have is spent playing the dirt. Yes dirt, why dirt, well

because these have been in my bedroom for the last 12 weeks and they ( and their friends who have already left) need to find new homes in my garden. 
First they spend a little time on the front porch and come in at night. While they were waiting to be planted I tried to get the strawberry, rhubarb, blueberry, raspberry and asparagus patch in order, it is not done yet though this is just the finished part, you can see all the weeds to the left, 
The tomatoes will be planted with their friends here in my garden. They have a lot of friends - broccoli, cucumber, brussel sprouts, beans, carrots, beets, lettuce, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, garlic, chives, oregano, fennel, corn, zuchinni. peas, eggplant, basil, snow peas, peppers and squash. 
Not that we are very serious about growing our own food or anything, The weather is supposed to to be good between now and Monday so I'll be in the yard till then, well that is when I am not teaching or trying not to yell at my kids. Don't do anything to exciting while I am busy. 


krlr said...

Ohhh... That's impressive. I have a basil plant. One. Enough to add color to the pasta, but not enough for pesto. Good for you!

Sarah said...

Wow! I am so impressed! I have never been able to get anything to grow. This year I am trying basil, hoping to make enough pesto to freeze for the whole year. So far I have little tiny basil sprouts. I am in awe of your gardening skills. :)

Acceptance with Joy said...


Been in the garden more than out lately.

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

I'm jealous! I am grateful to have 3 healthy and producing tomato plants and 1 pepper plant. They are all in pots. Last year's garden was only 16'x8' but was a miserable failure!

It looks like you'll have a plentiful garden this year!

Erika said...

This is very exciting! You can tell how my summer is going based on what my garden looks like. If it's going extremely well, it looks like crap (too busy having fun). If it's going miserably, it looks like crap (too busy trying to manage someone else's funky mood). I guess it always looks like crap. But, we manage to produce, so it's all good.