No, I didn’t die or drop off the face of the earth, or anything quite so dramatic. I have, however, been away from my computer pursuing other, non-electronic forms of entertainment. (yes, yes – in between my work responsibilties I do try to step away from the computer. Just because I’m not blogging about work doesn’t mean I’m not working – just wanted to clarify that for a few folks)
It took about 3 full days, but I now have a brand new vegetable garden in the yard We found a perfect direct-sunlight part of the yard that exists between our two apple trees and started digging. We loosened up the grass and then tilled it all up. When done, we removed the top 3 inches of soil and then tilled in manure – – so to say that I was in deep shit all week is no exaggeration. We ended up with a 15 foot by 12 foot garden that we soon found STILL wasn’t big enough, after getting everything planted in there! I need another ten feet, at LEAST:
The yummy edibles soon to be overflowing our harvest baskets? Beefsteak Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes (we like tomatoes, see.), Green Beans, Green Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Green Peppers and Cucumbers.
What I didn’t have room for – so I planted them in containers near the house: Basil, Catnip, Parsley, Chives, Garlic Chives, Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes.
I probably planted too much and will have to put up a produce stand at the end of the driveway and put my kids to work selling tomatoes and cucumbers before they go bad.