Sunday, March 22, 2009


"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. "
~Mirabel Osler

Well I have finally gotten some seeds in the ground. I worked in the garden all day on Wednesday, while Violet hung out with her Auntie Em (who has just arrived from Florida). It felt so good to be outside in the beautiful almost spring weather. I planted some romaine starts that Kalin's mother gave me and pansies and violas.

This year I am making a real effort to keep edible flowers in the garden for salads and cakes. There is something so lovely about eating flowers. Pansies, violas, violets, nastirtiums and marigolds are among the edibles. YUM! I also planted a mesclun mix, salad bowl lettuce, bunching onions, red onions...and quite by accident turnips. I thought that I was oversowing the romaine with purple globe radishes. Upon closer examination of my seed packet, I realized I had indeed planted turnips. Not my favorite but others will enjoy them. oops

I also harvested some spinach and carrots that were planted from seed back in the fall. Check out the mutant carrot. A little scary but oh so delicious.

On another note... we worked on our house today some. It rained all morning so that put a cramp in our building style. We got a few more columns poured. We also had our handy dany helper aka Violet who worked hard filling the buckets with sand and gravel.
She was such a big a willing little helper.

1 comment:

Liz said...

She is sooo stinkin' cute!!!!!! Your garden looks beautiful. I like eating flowers too. How could you not be happy when eating a bright and colorful flower?