Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day means veggie garden at my house

I am a very happy mother this Mother's day. I got dirt. I also got raised vegetable beds built by my favorite handyman, my very own husband, David.

First raised bed, view from deck.

Mantis tiller helps break up our clay soil. Rogue Premium from the Grange Co-op was added—smells good.

Planning the arrangement in the first bed. Baby lettuce in foreground.

Gotta love him.

David building the second veggie bed. It helps to have your very own handyman.

Tilling in the good soil. We have red clay and veggies don't care for the it much.

This year's garden includes:

Eight types of tomatoes:

Mr. Stripey
Sweet Millions (a standard in my garden)
Sweet 100's
Burpee Burger
Cherokee Purple
Tangerine tomato
Lemon tomato
4th of July (Early tomato)

Three kinds of cucumbers:

Lemon (a standard for us)
forgot ????

Two kinds of strawberries

Cheddar Cauliflower. Can't wait to taste this.

Chives and Basil—not pictured.

Cilantro and carrots—not yet sprouted.

Baby lettuce, love the speckles.

Patty Pan Squash.

Have you ever gardened with your kids? It is amazing to watch children grow food and then eat it. It makes the food extra special. What's your favorite to grow? "Create Adventures" in your own garden.


  1. Yay, love it Holly! Looking GOOD! :)

  2. Sandy, You inspired me to push David to build these for me again. We have had the Cedar in the garage for years. I am so excited. Thanks for being such a good friend.