Monday, May 10, 2010

plOTTing and planting: our garden

This week I am starting a new feature on this blog by highlighting a hobby of Ott, E's and mine.  Once a week we hope to blog on what we have been growing in our garden, yard and flower bed.  We hope you enjoy it and share with us what you have been "plOTTing and planting" as well.
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There is something about Springtime that gets me in a mood.  I feel an itch, an urge, almost a desire.  Perhaps it's the warmer days.  Perhaps it's the gentle rains.  As I gaze out my window at the green lawn, leafing trees and blooming Iris's I have a need....to go outside....... and to........ 

Perhaps it's the fact that the blood running through my veins comes from so many previous generations who worked the land and farmed for a living.  It's almost an instinct when this time of year rolls around I feel the need........... to plant something. 

I want to stick something in the ground, water it, fertilize it and watch it grow.  And I can tell Ott, E. has some of the same tendencies.  When we were house hunting almost 2 years ago, the top priority for us was a big yard with lots of open space so we could have a garden.  Once we finally found the right place, Ott, E. started plOTTing and planning where it would go, how big it would be and what we would plant.  And last years garden was a success.

But now we are talking about this years garden.  Back in March we planted 2 different kinds of potatoes, onions, spring greens and kohlrabi.  (There's an old wives tale that you should plant your potatoes before Good Friday.)  Then this past weekend we finished planting the garden by adding green beans (yellow and green varieties), tomatoes, egg plant, zucchini and summer squash.  As you can see in the picture below the potatoes and onions are doing well and Ott, E. and I can rest easy knowing that the seeds are in the ground, however, now the weeding, watering and worrying about how they all will do can commence. 

23 comments:

Katie said...

That is a great idea for a feature! What zone are you in?

Ott, A. said...

I found another great gardening blog that I wanted to share for those who are interested. http://good-life-eats.blogspot.com/ great tips and advise! Happy Gardening!!

AlarmClockWars said...

I'm so impressed that you're planted already! We're disced up and ready to go, but haven't found the time to actually get stuff in the ground yet.

Smart Money Mom said...

Your garden is so cute! We do OK with growing stuff, but our garden never does as well as our relatives who live in upstate NY.

zentmrs said...

Oohh - I've always wanted to grow potatoes and onions. We have terrible soil at our house (almost all of our plants are in containers for that reason) so I've always been afraid to plant them. I look forward to seeing yours grow!

Twee Poppets said...

Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop! I'm a follower of your blog! :)

http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com

Traci66 said...

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GroverFamily said...

Hi! I am just stopping by from tag-along tuesday...I am planning on starting a garden when we move to our new house...I might need some tips! Feel free to stop by my blog at
http://lifewiththegrovers.blogspot.com

you can also linkup the cake you made i have a linky going on from my post yesterday:)

Simply Stacie said...

I'm following you from Tuesday Tag Along!

http://simplystacie.net/

Barbara said...

I planted my garden this weekend too! I was still wanting to plant potatoes. Sounds like it might be too late huh?

Happy Gramma said...

I know that feeling. You just want to get your fingers in the dirt!!

I am following from Tuesday Tag-along. Please come visit me @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

Katie said...

My green thumb is officially black. Sorry. I try to grow plants and it dies quickly. Probably because I kinda forget it's there.

Btw. I'd absolutely love to have a cup of coffee with you. Word around is that I'm addicted.

Following from Tues Tag thingie.

~Katie
Desperate for Coffee

Gina F said...

WOW That is nice that you can grow your own potatoes and onions. Good Luck with the gardening. I like to plant things also especially pretty flowers. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

Gina
Visit my blog at http://motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Thanks for coming over to Turkey Tuesday! I had NO IDEA you knew anything about poultry! I'm sure you know more than I do!

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from Tuesday Tag to be your newest follower. Hope you can swing by my blog too! Have a great day!

Bridgette Groschen
Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Barbie said...

Hello, thank you for commenting and following. I am following you back now! Blessings!

Jami said...

We can't put any warm weather things in yet, but I'm hoping to get some beans in the next week, then corn and peppers a week later. No resting from the seeding/planting yet!

Thanks for participating in the Tuesday Garden Party!

Kathleen said...

This is such a great feature. Your garden is too cute!

Brianne said...

I am glad that you stopped by, I just love seeing others gardens!! We are going to attempt potatoes this year, I am a little scared. But I figured it is okay to try anything and just see what we get!!

www.justtryingtosavemoney.com

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi Amy. Thanks for stopping by Smelling Coffee! I love the name of your blog. Your garden is quite impressive. I don't have an ounce of green anywhere on my thumb. I admire those who do.

Have a great weekend..
Jennifer

Sarah said...

Looks like a good little plot. I know the feeling of just waiting (and worrying) about how the produce will turn out.

Thanks for commenting on my blog Garden post.

Sweet Tater said...

I love spring time also. It is all about planning and planting the garden. I am excited that your garden is doing well. I look forward to sharing gardening stories as we blog!

Melissa @SavingCentswithSense said...

Thanks for linking up! Looks like you have some great veggies growing in your garden. I haven't tried potatoes yet- but have really wanted to try them...I look forward to more of your updates.

 
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