About a month ago, Brad and I set to work preparing our plots for planting. We have 2-10x10 plots at Webb Park. One of our plots had been used last year and was covered in manure & cardboard from last fall and was in pretty good shape, just needed a bit of tilling– the other had never been used and needed quite a bit of work. We spent a few hours there, working away and it felt so good to be out in the sunshine, working in the dirt and earth…I really am embracing (or trying to!) this lifestyle of simplifying. Going back to simpler times, less is more, simple is better, trying to rid my life of clutter and the need for so much “stuff”…swiss chard, turnip greens, cucumbers, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, pattypan squash, radishes, carrots & scallions. As I mentioned in a previous post, we went to an organic plant sale to get some plants – 6 different types of sweet pepper plants, 3 different kinds of hot pepper plants, 3 different kinds of tomato plants, 2 tomatillos, 1 eggplant, a lemon cucumber plant and potatoes.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
didn’t really think much of it. I figured he’d take it, learn a lot of interesting things and we’d have our little herb garden on our porch again and talk about someday when we had a house with a big garden. You know, it’d be some day far off. Instead, he took the class, signed us up for community gardening and became the co chair of the community garden committee. I was a bit hesitant at first, just never having gardened before I had a few worries. But Brad eased my fears and here we are, end of May, with our garden all planted and already our seeds are sprouting! Little did I know then, how much I’d enjoy this whole process.