Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Curt received these great adirondack chairs for Father's Day. He got to put them together, too!

And since we needed the proper visual balance, we needed two -- so I lucked out! Ha!
We miss you guys!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quote of the Week, June 18, 2009

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
John Ruskin, poet, author, artist

Sunday, June 14, 2009

4-square gardening

This is a photo taken of our 4-square today. The front L-shape is an herb garden. The back L-shape is full of tomato plants. The square with the trellis has a row of cucumber that we hope to train up the trellis and 2 zucchini. The front L-shape has Swiss chard, buttercrunch lettuce, 4 tomatoes, and a couple of small areas of replanting. The back L-shape is shaded, so I planted turnips, spinach, beets, kale. The square in front of the shaded L-shape has collards, kale, radish, lettuce. There is also some flowers sprinkled in and around that may or may not come up. What you can't see (because the photo is too dark) is our new compost bin sitting in the black hole behind the shaded L-shape.

Upside Down Tomato Planter Gizmo

This is the nifty tomato planter I bought at Sams. (Technically, Mom bought it for me for my birthday -- or at least that's how I used the money she gave me).

There is a photo that shows the 4 tomato plants and how they looked after we planted them. The second photo is the way they look today. We planted four different varieties to compare how they would grow. Early Girl, Better Boy, Celebrity, and Jet Star. So far the Celebrity is ahead in growth. I planted herbs on the top. Sweet basil, Pineaple sage, Holy Basil, Purple Ruffles Basil, Cilantro, chives, regular sage. Lots of fun and no tomato staking or weeding!