Tuesday, July 14, 2009

state of the garden

A couple of months ago we planted a garden.

I love stepping outside to water. It slows me down, gets me breathing the fresh ocean air, acknowledging the connectedness of the universe that we're part of. I love that about having a garden.

So far, we've used our herbs to cook with, and are just starting to eat some of our lettuce. It shouldn't be long for the other vegetables, I think.

18 comments:

pve design said...

Wonderful.... I have beans, squash, maters, and some creature ate my cukes to the ground and the strawberries too,,, Wah...
Your garden looks lovely!
pve

Sammi said...

My grandad has a vegetable garden, I love it, yesterday we triend some baby carrots they were delicious

Purple Flowers said...

Your garden looks so beautiful and green. I'm sure the boys like it too!

Fog and Thistle said...

I'm totally intimidated by vegetable gardening, but these photos make it very compelling!

country girl said...

Cool, what a great way to bring kids closer to nature and the source of food...some kids think vegetables grow in plastic packaging!
Lecia, I think you would love Jamie Oliver's 'At Home' cookbook, which also gives gardening tips. Wonderful recipes and helpful inofrmation. The television series is also available on dvd, and it's an absolute joy to watch.

Joyce said...

Lecia, if it is any consolation, my seeds that I started inside have been struggling outside. Yes I have had the problem with those little sluggers too. I didn't know how much a little thing could eat. Our whole backyard! Oh well I can still admire holes and all. xoxo

Ruth said...

I've always wanted my very own vegetable garden! My dad used to always plant a huge one when I was little and my brothers and sisters and I would be forced to weed, which I thought was utter torture. Now I wish I had one of my own! Yours looks great--congrats!

Tabiboo said...

Beautiful - you've done a wonderfull job.

Nina x

RID said...

Hello Lecia! Great pictures! Do you know that you can eat that flowers (courgettes?)!!!!
Kisses!

nicola said...

i just took yet another tour photographing our garden as well and i make notes, so we can improve next year. your garden is lovely as was your approach!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Ina in Alaska said...

Nothing more delicious or satisfying than enjoying the bounty from your own garden!

Paige said...

Lookin' good! I love watering the garden in the evenings, too. It has a calming effect on me...

malo said...

I know the joy. I also love the watering and I think learning by doing is the best when it comes to gardening. And also, growing is the best way to spend time with the kids in my opinion. We all love it equally. So nice to have a glimpse of your garden.

KPiep said...

WE've our first official garden thsi year as well. My husband is in charge, and he reports that almost everything has failed...everything except for the tomatoes and peppers! I have a small herb container garden on the porch, and it's doing really well.

Emily said...

fun! sounds like your impulsive garden is doing pretty darn well! the year before we left seattle we dug out two raised beds and got them all ready to plant...but never got to. a newborn and then moving got in the way. i think next year i'll definitely have to at least do some container veggies.

sunnymama said...

Your garden looks fantastic :)

Francesca said...

I relate to all of it, and I think what keeps me here in the middle of nowhere is my addiction to gardening, and to feasting on our very own produce!

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Our garden looks almost the same as yours. The main mistake we made is to plant things too close to one another. They were so tiny when we put them + our lack of experience, it was hard to believe that one day they will become so big that our little raised bed would look like a jungle.