Wednesday, May 07, 2008
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It's springtime. The birds are singing, the grass is green, the rhodies are starting to bloom. I have that itch that I get every year at this time to dig my fingers into that rich fertile soil in order to coax out some tasty pea's, tomato's and zucchini along with a few delicately swaying cosmo's. I am challenging myself to a veggie garden this year. It has been several years since we've had much on the dinner table that we've grown ourselves and I want to change that this year. I have plans for a deck top herb garden right outside the kitchen and have a good start so far with rosemary, curry, parsley and lavender. Twining up our deck posts so far are two pots of pea's ~ the Oregon Pioneer variety that was cultivated at OSU. I have grand visions of several large pots of tomato plants taking up residence on the deck as well. I believe that here in the Oregon Coastal sunshine, that will be the only place warm enough and with enough hours of sunshine to nurture them properly. Down in the side yard, there is a spot that Riff has been clearing for my veggie patch. I, of course, have visions for that also, if I can possibly keep the neighborhood deer away.... I will show you here, on this little blog, my triumphs and my defeats. Hopefully you will see the finished product on the dining room table and, even better, on the picnic table outside, weather allowing.
Join me, will you, in bringing your own homegrown produce to the dinner table this year? Whether it's in a big plot in the ground or a container on your porch,I would love to see what you have success with and to share your tips. What are you planning on growing this year?
Posted by Paula at 8:02 PM