Tuesday, January 11, 2011

garden thoughts...

Last year, I started the tomatoes inside around March 19th.  They grew well, but were still behind what I would have liked at planting time so this year, I'll start the babies around the end of February.  It seems amazing that we're only 6 weeks away from that time already!

Last year, we had 2 raised beds in the front yard, one for only tomatoes, and one for veggies and everything else.  This year however, the tomato bed was planted with garlic, beautiful, tasty, lovely garlic.  The other bed will be the tomato bed this year and the veggies are going into a new soon-to-be-started plot in the backyard.  I'm very excited about this!

I love having our own garden.  For me, its like a dream come true and one of the BEST parts about having this house.  Here's Aethan in our tomato bed from last year.  These suckers grew up to my height and were COVERED in fruit.  All heirloom varieties....YUM!

I came across this, and I don't remember where, so if it is your photo please let me know so I can give credit.  They are using eaves as planters!  Brilliant!  I'd love to try this to save space, but I'd put them along the garden fence.  Someday!

What is your favorite thing to grow, and why?


  1. I'm so excited about the tomatoes this year!! plus I want to do radishes and beans and brussel sprouts for next winter!

  2. oh em, that wall garden is gorgeous. i wonder if i could do that anywhere in my house!

    i can't wait to hear about your gardening plans as they unfold this spring.

  3. I wish I was better at gardening, my herbs got super crispy last summer


  4. It's no secret that herbs are my plants of choice in the garden...summer savory (and winter savory, too), basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, just like the Simon and Garfunkel song!
    I don't think I've ever grown tomatoes THAT tall. It must be the good old heritage DNA that makes them sturdy.