Saturday, April 24, 2010

How does your garden grow?

We worked on our garden today. We are doing a smaller garden, spacing out plants out more. Last year it was a jungle, and packed so full it was difficult to harvest. This year I hope we can harvest more and eat more with a spaced out garden, plus we are doing a CSA, so we'll have produce from that as well. Seems like the past two years A has mostly done the seed planting, but this year I got in there and got my hands dirty.

We planted purple and traditional orange carrots, red beets, yellow and white onions, and shallots. We also got rutabaga to plant in June, parsnips, which have to be soaked overnight for germination, and some greens. I'm still working on the greens patch, looking for some more cardboard to put down for a path over existing weeds, so that I don't have to pull them. We'll buy herbs, tomatoes, summer and winter squash, and peppers at the plant sales for Red Butte and Wasatch Community Gardens, which will be on the weekend of May 8th.

A mowed the lawn and worked on firewood for next year, and we both worked on weeding, cleaning out leaves/needles/junk, and sweeping up on the side patio. I love that feeling of accomplishment felt after a day of working in the yard!

This morning, we also had breakfast at the Original Pancake House. I had the apple pancake, again, and it was heavenly. I probably won't have to eat again until dinner! A had the 7-grain pancakes with fruit, and a bowl of oatmeal. He can eat so much! Maybe it is a good thing that I don't exercise like he does, because our food costs would go way up! Anyway, I know that restaurant is part of a chain, but they make some darn good pancakes.


Chelsea Lauren said...

Question: our new place has a wood burning stove and we've been wondering where would be a good place to buy firewood. Where do you guys get yours?

Marta said...

We try to get it free when possible. Look on KSL and Freecycle, and just let everyone know. We've gotten wood from old fences and cut down trees just because people know we have a stove. We did buy a load of wood in Orem, found from KSL.

Emma said...

you lucky lucky girl, i want a garden! for now we're planting a small herb garden in a little grow box on our deck. pray i don't kill it!!!

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