Gardening, Episode IV: A New Hope

In my last post about gardening, I promised that we would try again. Our fourth garden attempt, which we planted in late January, is actually moving along pretty well. Slowly, but surely. After about a month our garden looked like this, with freshly planted tomato starts in the front box.

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Miraculously, our arugula survived the winter (a few frosts and a couple months without care or water) and sprung up as soon as we started watering it. We actually had to harvest some just before we took the photo above.

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This week (a month-and-a-half since the photos above) things are looking pretty good. Our peas, peppers, and squash were suffering a bit, so I stuck a cute kid in front of them to make the box look better. But we’re harvesting peas and more arugula! By harvest I mean we can eat a few peas every few days. We also got some surprise carrots that came up from last year’s planting.

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The other box has nice rows of greens, tomatoes, and a pineapple (we’ll see how that works… it does have a few new shoots coming up in the middle). Stay tuned!

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