Saturday, June 27, 2009

Six Dollar Burger

Monica made a beautiful salad from our garden. We grew everything but some of the strawberries (one was from our garden), and the dressing.

Hard work paying off

Thursday June 25th. This is way better than mowing the lawn! Our garden is rewarding us for our hard work. Salad greens, borage, nasturtiums, cucumbers, purple green beans (what the what?), strawberry, chioggia beets, sungold tomatoes, zucchini. dinner is gonna be good.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Its been a long time coming

We have been wanting to get rid of the grass in the front of our house for a long time. Grass makes no sense for us, we don't water it, we don't enjoy mowing and edging, we don't have kids to play on it, and I've never really understood why its the standard of neighborhoods everywhere. So after talking about tearing it out for a long time, we saw a front yard a few miles from here where the owners were digging out sections and planting vegetables. That was just the inspiration we needed to get started. We only dug up a small section, but it was a big step for us. We planted 4 jalapenos, 2 tomatoes, 2 zucchini, and 3 watermelons. Plus we started some seeds in soil blocks-sunflowers, kentucky wonder beans, pinto beans and popcorn. these will all go out front when they are ready.

here is the before shot.

After digging up the grass and adding compost, used coffee grounds, and top soil.
Finished until seedlings are ready to transplant. The grass will be disappearing quickly now.

Harvest time

The backyard is thanking us for treating it right.
Monica picked some squash, our first tomatoes and some baby greens.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The whole backyard- sorta

garden update

Tiny little cattle beans
roma tomatoes
our second batch of zucchini and some basil

we planted 8 hills of 3 cantalope plants

our first scallopini. EVER!