how does your garden grow

I don't know that I would call it a full-fledged throwback victory garden, but we are doing the best we can in suburbia without actually ripping up any of our already limited yard.  Considering we just endured about 48 hours of rain, which is a monsoon in Colorado, I'd say our raised bed garden is draining well and staying green.   Garden

Both Rhiannon and I grew up out of town with decent sized gardens, so it isn't something completely foreign to us, but I admit that I am very uneducated when it comes to actually producing edible food in my own backyard.  Rhiannon has dubbed the garden my project, and I have been quite happy to see most of the plants coming up right on schedule.  It's almost like having many small green children before Beta gets here.  (Don't get used to the attention plants; you'll be bumped down on the priority list before too long.)

Strawberries  Banana Pepper

Ok, I don't know much, but I do know that the strawberries and peppers are not quite ready yet.  They still need to incubate a little longer, kind of like Beta.


We are attempting to produce strawberries, green and red bell peppers, banana peppers, zucchini, sugar snap peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes (4 kinds), basil, cilantro, and cantaloupe.  The garden is divided into approximate 1 foot square plots just to help me keep it organized and the tomatoes and herbs are in their own separate large container pot.  I have no idea how it will go, but I'll keep you posted as long as the birth of a small child doesn't completely fry my brain and reduce me to scavenging my next meal off the back deck.

And if the garden is my project, Rhiannon has a few flowers of her own to tend to.  Judging by how well we now care for plants, I'd say we're about as ready for a kid as we're going to get.

Flowers  Flowers