My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another productive day...

My long-awaited-for gardens are now completed. What you cannot see, is this middle aged gal doing a happy dance! (Perhaps it is better that you are spared that sight!)

Hubby filled the beds with soil on Sunday. I filled them with seeds today. The tally so far, is 3 rows of beets. 4 rows of carrots. I-forget-how many rows of peas, yellow beans, green beans, leeks peppers, and Tiny Tim tomatoes. Still to be planted is squash and Heirloom tomatoes. The squash will be guided up a trellis on the north side of the bed, and the fruit will hang, thereby taking up less room. All of this is an experiment this year. I have yet to see what will grow best.

If you haven't seen it yet, you must have a look at "All New Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew. It is one of the best gardening books that I have read...

My neighbours have announced that they may do their shopping at my place this year so I think I may plant an extra row or two for their tables...if, that is, the rabbits go easy on the harvest. I am seriously considering sending them down the street where there is a much larger garden planted. I am sure Hugh can spare a carrot or two.

Pics of the new beds are to the right of this posting.


  1. Congratulations Wendy. Your beds look beautiful. Can't wait to see how things grow!

    All the best,

  2. Thank you Amber. I am having SO much fun! i wish i had done this yrs ago...when I was your age...

    Your blog continues to entertain and educate. Thank you!