5.20.2008

First Harvest

So we decided to try our hands at tending a garden. Not far from where Laura lives is a county run community garden. We took over a couple of plots that had not been tended for a while. When we started our space looked like this...
We all worked hard and got rid of some of those thistles and Worked the Land and got it to looking like this...

When I was growing up my grandparents always had a garden. I had always heard about how much work it was. It was one of those things that I had the intellectual knowledge of, but I had little real life understanding of how much work it would be just to get things up and running. I would guess we have spent 40-60 hours just getting the first round of weeds pulled, the fences mended, and the soil prepared (the garden is only 20ft x 40ft). That is before one seed went in the ground.
Oh, but the big day is here. About six weeks ago we planted our first round of seeds. We put in some spinich, a variety of lettuce greens, two or three different types of carrots, and some radishes. And this week we have had our first harvest! The Radishes are a wild success. They are doing so well they are just jumping out of the ground!



2 comments:

sofeaann said...

wow !!! beautiful harvest ya !!!

soupisnotafingerfood said...

Kinda makes me want to eat some radishes. Yum!

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