Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Garden

If you read the blogs of any of my family members, you'll quickly realize that we all have the gardening bug (maybe that's not a very apt metaphor!). It's August, but I couldn't resist giving it a go at my new residence.

I've never really done fall gardening, and have wanted to try it for a while. That seemed like a good enough excuse to get rid of the seed collection that moved here with me. Starting a new garden is also a consolation for leaving behind a decent little suburban garden with heirloom tomatoes green on the vine.

One morning, in lieu of a jog, CP got out the shovel and spent an hour or so digging up the thick clumpy grass that covers the rectangular former garden plot, about a quarter of which was then available for cultivation. The other day I tossed in the remnants of seed packets from 2006 and 2007: lettuce, spinach, carrots, cabbage, and broccoli. I'll be pleasantly surprised if anything germinates.

If it doesn't, maybe I'll throw in the leftover beet and spinach seeds from this year. They only need 45 days to mature.


  1. Do garlic! The end of September or October sometime...

  2. CP took only one hour to till up your entire garden by hand? The guy must be a beast. It inspires me to try rotatiller-free gardening someday if I get the chance.