Friday, May 22, 2009

Garden Time

It seemed like it would never get here.  

Finally..time to put in the garden!!   Our suburban homestead is a joint effort between my parents (who live next door) and us.  We'd never get as much done without their help...and encouragement!  They love it all as much as we do.  It is so much fun to learn from them and share everything together.     

Box of string (mom picked up for free from flea market leftovers) that we use to tie up tomatoes 
and stakes.

Heirloom tomato plants started by my mom.  The seeds are from her childhood friend.  His family has kept this breed of tomato going since the late 1800's.

The garden this morning after planting.  So far we've put in:

10 lbs. Pontiac Red potatoes
15 lbs. Katadin potatoes
Lisbon Onion
Snap Pole Beans
Oregano, Basil, Parsley, and Sage
Detroit Dark Red Beets
Picklebush Cucumbers
Short and Sweet Carrots
Sugar Pea Pods
Bush Blue Lake Beans
Goldmine Yellow Bush Beans
Sugar Daddy Peas
Pink Beauty Radish
Tomatoes: Sweet million, Viva Italian, Early Girl, Amish Paste
Sweet Potatoes
Red Peppers
...we still need to put in some corn.

Wishing you all a most wonderful holiday weekend!  I'll be back next week.. Happy planting!!



Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

The garden plot looks wonderful! Best of luck with all the veggies this season. Can't wait to see the progress as the summer unfolds. -Jackie

jen said...

i just found your blog, and i love it! best of luck on your garden this season - i am looking forward to future posts!

MontanaAnna said...

What a beautiful garden location! I love how green and leafy everything is around it, and the chair overlooking it all... good luck with everything - hope all those tasty veggies thrive!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

The most wonderful start! My son and his girlfriend have been visiting - and between the prep and the visit, I'm very behind in the garden....but if it hadn't been them, it would be another excuse! :-)

Camie said...

Your garden space is lovely! The simple idea of heirloom tomato seeds from an 1800's type makes it that much more special - that, and that you share it with loved ones...

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

All I can say is "Yum, yum." Aren't you lucky to be living next door. I bet you'll learn a lot from them over the years, and you have bees too. Wow, I wish I could visit.~~Dee

Stephanie said...

Happy planting to you too! You really achieved a lot today. So amazed by your effort and the size of your plot. Wonderful!

heather said...

You have a beautiful garden started. I can't wait to follow your progress. I'm so happy to have found your blog. I'll be tuning in.

anna said...

This all looks so beautiful! What a huge garden!

Beth said...

Your garden looks wonderful. Nice pics posted on the blogs.

Happy posting