Sunday, May 4, 2008

Raised Beds

Our version of square foot gardening. Joy #2 built the beds. Joy #1 marked them into square feet and I tried to figure out what should go where. We have 3 tomato plants, cilantro, rosemary, mint julep, basil, parsley, and oregano in one bed. Bed #2 which is awaiting dirt will be planted with watermelon. Joy #2 has 4 hearty plants he started from seed. This will be a nice addition to the produce we will get from the CSA. I repotted my marigolds into larger containers hoping they will get a bit more substantial before I plant them. Finally, more progress on the garden.

I'd like to say the we three worked in harmony together. Each doing our own part and helping each other but the truth is those two fussed with each other the whole time. We had 2 full fledge fits thrown by Joy#2 brought on by comments of Joy #1. While he was carrying on she would continue to make comments like, "Yeah, get mad. That's sooo helpful." Once I caught Joy #2 charging Joy #1 and had to hold him back from attempting to give her the beat down (today maybe I should change their names to bane of my existence #1 & #2 but God says they are a blessing so I am walking on blind faith today).

Somehow, things did quiet down and we played Skip Bo (all 3 and no one got hurt) on the picnic blanket while waiting for dinner. We also ate on our picnic blanket. Joy #2 and I finished off the night watching Cranford on Masterpiece Theater. Peace had finally resumed.


Wool Winder said...

One day you'll be shocked to find that your children have become best friends. It will happen. Then there will be harmony and peace.

Good luck with the garden. It seems everyone is going the square foot route.

Debbie said...

Ha! So, they are human after all! I was starting to worry...actually...I was getting close to just shipping any babies I have off to you...because yours seem awfully perfect! Glad you guys got to relax together afterwards.

Hubby and I built our gardens the other day...but then because we're moving I'm putting the plywood bottom on them...well, wouldn't you know that I didn't account for the width of the my bottom is 1 1/2 inches too small..we took the gardens apart again.. :-) had to borrow a saw (because we got the wood cut at the store originally). We will have to remake them. Doh! Still no garden...

Say, what is it that you used to mark off the sections? Is that wire? OR sting? I don't know what I'm using for that yet.

cinnamongirl93 said...

Looks like a great garden! I have always wanted to do raised beds. I think it's easier on the ole back. I"m still planting the traditioal way. Row's it is. My plants are hardening off this week. Not quite ready to go in the ground. We are suppose to cool of here in Illinois for the next week. Maybe even into the 30's overnight! I'll have to wait a bit longer before I'm safe to plant stuff like tomatoes and peppers and melons and cukes. Get ready to enjoy a bounty!