Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our Garden - Part 1

One of my favorite parts of spring is planting our garden. In the past we have had only one bed and a couple of small containers, so we have been limited to growing just a few things. This year we really want to try to grow more of our own food, given the space that we have, and then try to supplement with the local farmer's markets. Hopefully in the long run this will save money (and we will not end up with $10 tomatoes), give us more say in the production of foods we consume, and reduce the amount of packaging we use in purchased foods. So we built 3 new raised beds in our yard and still have the old bed. We spent one day building and digging, and two days moving dirt. Today we finally put seeds into the ground. In the first bed we planted spinach, collards, lettuce, and cabbage. We will keep you all posted on our progress and the yummy things we cook over the summer with our veggies.

Bed 1:
- Spinach
- Collards
- Lettuce
- Cabbage

Bed 2:
- Zucchini
- Squash
- Eggplant
- Jalapenos
- Banana Peppers

Bed 3:
- Bell Peppers (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
- Tomatoes


  1. I went by the WCU "Campus Kitchen Garden" the other day and learned some interesting things about the project. It's actually not affiliated with the campus dining services despite the name. It's a community garden approach. They provide produce to local community food banks like the community table. Very cool project that I wish I had more time to get involved with before the end of the semester (only 3 wks before finals!). Growing produce is a very cool scene, keep at it!

  2. Looks lovely! I can't wait to hear about all the yummy recipes. Oh, and I love the little organized book with cute pictures of your are my hero!
    P.S. we made butter and your bread the other day...easy and awesome!