Spring is at my house and in my garden, full force! I’ve been planting tasty things to eat. This is the first real yard of my own I’ve ever had. When we first moved in, July 2010, I simply planted the bits from pots I already had and stuck in what my Mother in Law dug out of her yard for me. It’s beautiful, lush, and jungly, but I want more tasty plants.
I have egg cartons turned into little seed beds to get things started. I’ve got bush beans, cucumbers, and some spaghetti squash seeds in one; turnips and more bush beans in another. I just started some peas, I’ll need to get little poles for those later. Little pots hold yet more cucumber (it’s a good thing Alex and I both love cucumber!). Outside I’ve got swiss card that’s been doing well for awhile, some spinach and basil that’s just starting, kale, my awesome herb pot with chives, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. I just cut the thyme WAY back, you can see it hanging by lovely orange ribbon from my hanging baskets.
The very cool thing I’ve just set up is my filing cabinet turned planter. That little patch of yard has hardly any dirt, maybe only 4 inches from the fence, so this has created so much more dirt square footage. The file hanger from in the drawers are now a cage for the beans I’ll plant there from my seedlings. Cucumbers can hang down from the second drawer and more beans can grow up from the bottom drawer.
I took so many pictures, I’ll let you browse through a slideshow at your leisure.