Sunday, March 2, 2008

Green Thumb?

One of the reasons I was excited to buy a house was that I've wanted to plant a garden. Jen and Susannah were really gung-ho on it as well. My Uncle Darrell volunteered to help so we took him up on it this Saturday.
We bought a few boards at Lowe's and a whole bunch of topsoil with compost, manure, and fertilizer. We built the little box, laid out some newspaper because we were too lazy to take out the grass, and then filled it up with the dirt.
We then went shopping for some plants and had a good time planting them in our new little garden box. We got blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, peas, and zucchini.
We added marigolds interspersed throughout the other stuff we planted to attract the bugs to the flowers instead of our lovely veggies and berries!
The weather was fantastic and we were finished with the garden by about 1:00 so we went back to the Garden Center for more plants to beef up and beautify the front flower beds. I really like it. We added more black mulch here and to the other flower beds we have. We love it! We'll take random trips outside just to look at everything.

6 comments:

valerie said...

Ooooo, I love it! I do NOT have a green thumb, but I love to look at green things and eat yummy garden veggies. I'm so impressed with you girls! When you have some free time, head over to my house. . .

mom said...

You truly are your father's children!!!

Carlykins said...

I like it a lot! looks great. Jealous for the weather. =( Trying to patiently wait . Got so much done the other day when the sun was out.

John and Melanie said...

Nice garden! I wish I could do that, but I'm afraid the Vegas heat will kill everything.

Dustin said...

Looks great! We just planted our little veggie garden too...I love this time of year!

thomas said...

Hey Alona, just talked with your Mom & Dad. Your dad was pleased with your "farming" efforts. He claimed that gardening is good for the soul. Huh? I told him that it's too expensive and the output is too small for the effort expanded but I'll keep trying. Oh by the way this is Tom Moore if you're wondering. You haven't changed at all from since you were a little girl.