Monday, June 2, 2008

The Joy of Gardening

In March, my husband built a raised bed in the backyard for growing vegetables. So far we've had lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and sugar snap peas, though the snaps have not been plentiful, much to my dismay.

Coming up: tomatoes, peppers, basil (two kinds), thyme (two kinds), sage, marjoram, cucumbers, and who knows what else. The lettuce has had its run, the cabbage is now coleslaw, and the broccoli is on its way out. So there's room to grow, as they say. I'd like a little zucchini (without overdoing it) and some of those golden cherry tomatoes that are like eating candy off the vine.

We've been wanting to grow vegetables for a long time, but our last house had too much shade. Now my big dream is to get a deep freeze for the garage and grow lots of peas and beans to freeze for the winter.

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