Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spring has sprung

Which means the garden work has begun. We made a pact to have a smaller garden this year, due to our busy work schedules and the overwhelming time a garden takes to put in and maintain. But, in all honestly, our "small" garden is probably someone elses dream garden.
This next month is the calm before the storm. Thanks to a lovely, costco greenhouse purchased this year, (that had my husband swearing up a blue streak about thanks to instructions being far less than clear, and the measuring system being off in China evidently,) we can now start all of our babies!
So, thanks to a 4 day weekend for moi, (yes, this crazy working woman does get a break now and than, thank the heavens!) and spring fever in both of our blood, the babies went in. So far broccoli, cauliflower, onions, leeks, basil, spinach, poc choi, sunflowers, marigolds, allysum, lettuce, and cabbage have been started. The green house is so fun! It's warm and cozy, and it's nice to finally be able to start our own veggies. Forrest had a fun time too, tasting the different varieties of dirt I'm sure and managing the door step that had him almost biffing it every step of the way.
Our garden is this peaceful green oasis currently, with only the cover crop, our two rows of strawberries, and our artichokes in. First up will be our asparagus, hopefully popping out of the dirt in a few short weeks!
We are happy for spring in this household, and very timely, our first daffodil has made her entrance....:-)


Sheelagh said...

Ahhhh. dream garden indeed. I just dream about putting things in in time and having it planned out. You are so on the ball, and with a one year old hanging out no less! AWESOME!!

Courtney said...

Wow Katie. I just found your blog today and am checking it out. Your garden is SO COOL! How fun!!!