Saturday, April 04, 2009

Eat Your Veggies

We just got back from a wonderful class about how to start our very own backyard organic vegetable garden. It was a housewarming gift from two dear friends, and we are all raring and ready to go! I especially like the part about dumping your kitchen garbage in a pile in the backyard. This is called "composting." I always thought it was called "trashy and lazy."

Our plans are grand and most likely unattainable, but we intend to plant:

tomatoes
carrots
sweet corn
broccoli
strawberries
lettuce
peas on a terrace
sunflowers (only because the class came with a seed)
pumpkins (ditto)
basil
parsley
rosemary
chives
onions
potatoes? I think it may be too late...
California poppies (true story: I accidentally typed "california poopies")

Our lovely yard came complete with five raised bed-box-thingies, a plastic composting bin, and nice brickwork around the bed area. We've been dreaming all winter about doing something yummy and fun up there, since we really don't get to actively enjoy it much. Boy howdy, that's about to change big time.

Awesome! Everyone's invited to our place for grilled veggie pizza and strawberry cupcakes!

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

This is exciting news! We also have a garden and compost - keep us posted on how it goes!

Kathy Schrenk said...

Wow, you're most of the way there, with the raised beds and compost bin!!