Wednesday, August 06, 2008

See how our garden grows.

It grows wild. I'm sure there's a more precise, methodical way to plant, but I just sort of guesstimate how far apart these veggies should be and have at it. That's the view from the back of the yard looking toward the house.The sunflowers absolutely delight Alla. She peeks out her window each morning and checks on them. This morning I heard several times Oh my god! Oh my god! and then pitter patter to my room to tell me we better get ready for Sunflower Day. It's as if they know they delight her, too, cause they open their faces toward her window.That basil I planted in front was what I had leftover from a live herb plant purchase at Target. I figured it had roots and dirt so I could plant it. It's doing splendidly and I do believe I'll make pesto this year.My favorite, the tomatoes. One cherry (Super Sweet 100's) and two grape (Moby grape, I think), and they are just providing us with tons and tons of yum. There's cucumber out there, too, so with a little lettuce, we're having nice salads around here.The harvest. Love this. Gardens are wonderful things. I kinda wish for another bed. Hm. Maybe next year.

4 comments:

Katy said...

oh yum! I never have any luck with cucumbers.
I also haven't had luck planting anything but sunflowers where the sunflowers were before. Do you think they told the soil not to let anything but sunflowers grow there? :)I agree, they are lovely.

Susie said...

Oh wow, oh wow! Your garden is bursting into life! Sarah was quite bummed that we had to leave her almost blooming sunflower in California- I think it's the only thing we ever planted that actually grew as it was intended to!

boo arnold said...

Oh course the sunflower opens to Alla's window. How sweet. Nice work Miss Green Thumb!

I have really good pesto recipe! Let me know if you want it.

Heather Walker said...

I am super impressed! Wish I had a garden...