Tuesday, June 12, 2012

and just like that, i have a garden.

my weekend was productive and fulfilling, despite having my hubby stolen by his final research paper (which he finished just before we went to see Radiohead live - woohoo!). on saturday, i headed to detroit's eastern market in detroit with an awesome co-worker and bought a crapload of fresh veggies, fruits, (organic and grass-fed!) cheeses, pickles, and most importantly all kinds of veggie implants to plant in our new garden! yup, one day last week i awoke to my landlord tilling the soil in the ugly, unused portion of our backyard to create a garden bed! guess i won't have to use these guys back there after all. 

i am sharing the garden space with my landlord and his wife but have plenty of room (about half) for my own plants. i finished planting everything yesterday morning and am now crossing my fingers that at least a couple of the plants produces something yummy.

do any of you garden? if so, i would love some tips. i really have no idea what i'm doing. the only experience i've had is with potted herbs, which i'm still doing (i love cooking with fresh herbs)! for reference, i planted eggplant, arugula, a few varieties of tomatoes, jalepenos, butternut squash, green beans and a few varieties of lettuces. a bit ambitious, i know, but i'm hoping it increases my chances of something growing! apparently the soil in our backyard isn't the greatest so hopefully that won't hinder them too much. i've had a dream of gardening for awhile now, but i was thinking it probably wouldn't happen until we had a place of our own, so this is pretty exciting. wish me luck! (or better yet, share some advice)!


Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Ooh, how fun! I would love to share some tips, but unfortunately, I do NOT have a green thumb...I tend to kill plants. :( Good luck, though!

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so incredibly in awe of you! Is there anything you can't do? Goodness!

Jaclyn said...

what is it about gardens that are so fascinating. you are one step ahead of me though. i am still a little nervous to start one. i am afraid i will end up killing it.

Ms. Megan said...

I really have no idea how to keep plants alive!! I just planted a few herbs in pots this past weekend and I am hoping I don't kill them so I can start cooking with fresh (homegrown!) herbs. *fingers crossed* :)
Your little garden looks so pretty and I hope that everything you planted flourishes!! Good luck!! xo

Kelly said...

wow, it looks great! we are bad at gardening, only because we have so little time to weed. we just plant tomatoes and herbs anymore, but i'd love to do more!