Friday, May 16, 2008

Garden Mania!

well, you may not know this, but chris and i are in the throes of an enormous garden undertaking.  he has been hauling rock for the retaining wall of our new raised bed for the past couple of weeks...literally tons of it.  we now have an area of about 225 square feet in which to plant our garden bounty....this is addition to the weeny one we had last year, which already has peas, asparagus, and strawberries growing.

and, i found this really cool toy online to help visualize the crops as they grow.  it's really fun to play with, so check it out!  you just may decide to plant a mondo one too!  :)  once you drag-and-drop your plants, hit the "grow" button and see them do their thing...

as for me, i am wildly plotting our garden haul, as follows:
tomato plants--8 of them.  i want to can a bunch this fall.
squash--2 summer, 2 winter.  probably a zuchini and yellow squash, and butternut and pumpkin or spaghetti.
bell peppers
jalapeno pepper
cukes--one eating, one pickling
maybe potatoes or onions, never tried these before
pole beans

already growing in the garden:
the above mentioned strawberries
chives (these are the coolest right now...a ton of purple flowers)
rhubarb--left by the previous owner...anyone have ideas for using this with a rhubarb-hating husband?

that sounds much cooler than it looks right now, but i hope to have a ton of food growing in my yard come summer!

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Nice garden!!! I'm having trouble, as I do every year. At least my tomatoes and mint grow! Here's the answer to your question about wheat:

I purchase my 100% Whole Grain Hard Red Winter Wheat from Butte Mill Flour Company, at the Boulder Farmer's Market on Saturdays.

I found white flour at the King Soopers on Table Mesa/Broadway from a Denver company. I can't remember the name, but it's in the bulk section and labeled as local, and it lists the Denver Company's name.

Hope that helps!