Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gettin' Dirty With It

(Now say the title of this post to the tune of Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy With It")

On Sunday we planted our garden.  My neighbors and Mike and I spent about an hour and a half out there and the results are exciting!  I can't wait to make bruschetta and mojitos and caprese salad and salsa and the possibilities are endless!
    In the herbs department, we have planted parsley, two kinds of basil, mint, and sage.  Still to be planted is cilantro, chives, and oregano.  As far a veggies go, we have green peppers, cucumbers, jalapeƱos, poblanos, hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, and plum tomatoes.  

After the jump, you can get a closer look at the process. 

 This is what we were starting with.  One little mint plant that made it through the winter, and a bunch of dried up soil.  All we did was add two bags of topsoil and hoed the heck out of it.
   Then we laid all of the plants out where we thought we wanted to go.  (Herbs on the left, veggies on the right)  Since it looked about right, we were ready to start planting.
    About 25 holes later, we had those little guys planted.  We dug each hole about 6" deep and then packed them tightly with soil.  This the herb side and pepper side.
   Here is a closer look at the tomato field.  Let's hope we get hundreds of tomatoes again this year.
    This is my favorite plant in the garden:  The poblano pepper plant.  These are magnificent when grilled and stuffed with polenta, or veggie sausage and rice, or beans and cheese.  Honestly, you can't go wrong with a grilled poblano pepper.
    This hand looks like it had fun!  Now it's time to rinse our hands and feet and water the garden.
    In the garden we put four solar panel disco ball lights and old children's headboard found at the flea market for a few dollars.  Looks cute and will also be delicious pretty soon.

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