Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's Spring!

...And that means it's time to get outside and tear out the old and put in the new! This is a very exciting time of year. I'd have to say that fall is my favorite season , but I love spring for what it represents. Everything is turning green again and the dirt is easy to work in. It's still nice outside so it's easy to spend time in the garden without overheating.

A week ago we roto-tilled our plot and are getting everything ready for the spring and summer garden.

Riley and Papa worked together. Papa ran the heavy machine while Riley went behind him with his dump truck to "flatten things out."

This is what our garden looks like now. I took this picture this morning. Papa has been busily working to make plating beds and rows for me to plant in. We decided to forgo the boring row- after-row common garden and design a garden with curves and smaller planters. We're going to plant flowers in between all of our vegetables....hopefully to make a garden that is both practical and beautiful! We'll have to keep you posted on how this turns out.

These are the only things we have left from our winter garden: lettuce, chard, carrots, beets, and one lonely cauliflower.

I'll harvest these tonight and we'll roast them and have them on our fresh lettuce with goat cheese. Yum!


April Alexander said...

Woah, look at that lettuce!! Can't wait to see what your garden looks like with all the flowers. We plant flowers in our raised beds because it's good for the soil and it looks pretty!

Unknown said...

Looks like fun! Chrissy and I were sorry we were not able to come over this week. :-(