April 26, 2010

The Outer Aisle or Outside

Going from flash frozen veggies to outer aisle was a big step. Going organic was the next step. CSA came next and now for the biggest transformation of them all. 

Local food.  

Like really local.  As in my backyard local.  

I am pretty clueless when it comes to plants and things. I've pretty much killed any plant that I have tried to grow. I even let an African Violet wither and die and you really can't kill those things. In all honesty, it isn't surprising since plants need water and I forget to give myself water, so how am I going to remember to give plants water. 

But, I will try.  

And now I have my kids to help remind me.  They are good at reminding me to give them drinks at dinner since I forget that too. 

Now the question is....

What will go into this beyond organic jardin?  

Before

Working on tilling the soil

Deciding to make our own raised bed

3 comments:

Kathleen (aka Gramma) said...

It's beautiful! You "grow" girl!

Kathleen said...

PS Did the peas ever sprout? Mine here are taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r! (Or am I just like a kid waiting for Christmas when it comes to growing stuff in the garden??)

Christy Z said...

Yup, they did sprout - about 3 so far, but they are still pretty tiny. We'll plant some more in the raised bed, but I think I need to get more soil. We dug up the soil underneath and it was all the rocks from the construction.

We got cucs, spinach, tomatos (1 plant & seeds), cilantro, garden beans, peas, black beauty squash, summer mix squash, sugar baby watermellon and strawberries. I think I am going to go back for some lettuce and I probably won't plant it all at once - we wont't be able to eat all of this AND the CSA stuff. Unless we get visitors....