Its been a busy few weeks (for Jay), planting all the seeds in seed trays and storing them
in small greenhouses. One sits in our family room and the other, more recently, on our
deck. R has been so excited to help his dad plant and water them and gives us daily
updates on their progress. Gardening with children is so much fun.
We are fortunate to live beside a very nice lot that’s owned by the developer who built
the homes in our subdivision. On a whim, Jay decided to ask permission to put in a garden
this summer and the developer agreed. And so we’re lucky enough to be growing food this
summer not only in our yard, but in this lot at well. I’m sure the neighborhood is wondering
what the heck is going on as Jay continues to spread out hay and woodchips, dividing the
lot into garden beds. Our biggest concern is that the lot seems to be the lunchtime hangout
for the kids from the local high school and we’re hoping not to find destroyed plants or
cigarette butts in our plants.
This year, we’ve decided to plant based on what we eat the most. Which means lots and
lots of kale and berries, as well as cucumber, tomatoes, herbs and squash, peppers,
watermelon, pumpkin, cabbage, currants, onions and gooseberries.
I can’t wait to take a basket out into the garden and gather our food for dinner