Monday, March 02, 2009

Garden Distress!

Last year at this time, I had a dining room filled with tomato seedlings and a front yard full of peas. This year? I haven't even ordered my seeds yet! What am I thinking??? Corey's boss and our friend has started a garden blog because their family actually successfully mimics Barbara Kingsolver and feeds themselves from their garden. They fill every square foot of their property with cabbage or beans or tomatoes or something. It's really miraculous. We get together and talk about compost together...

Anyway, I feel much more on top of things because I finally ordered my seeds. Now, I do realize that by the time these things grow out of the ground and need constant picking and attention I'll have a newborn infant. My hope is that no matter how poopy or smelly or tired I am, I can still climb outside and pick a cucumber and a tomato and put salt on it for a rejuvenating treat! Or, alternately, pay the neighbor kid to go out back and get me my fruits...

This year's experiments: gourds and corn. What will we eat this autumn???

4 comments:

neill said...

a few years back i haphazardly planted some butternut squash seeds. they jumped the garden, and completely took over the yard...i didn't even have to mow!

Jane said...

Hannah, Mer, and I signed up for a share in a garden in Carlisle. We are already talking asparagus, green onions, and beans!

PeaceLoveMath said...

How/where do you order seeds? This is a conversatio we need to have early next winter so that I can plant a big garden for Summer and Fall 2010 once we have a house.

Katy said...

i use www.seedsavers.org. they are all heirloom seeds and the catalogue they mail you is every bit the food porn barbara kingsolver promised. jane, are you starting your asparagus from seed this year? i heard the first year, you don't get a yield from the plant. is that a rumor?