Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Garden 2013

I don't like to brag, but last year we rocked out our garden.

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Not one plant died before producing copious amount of veg.  Our bowls runneth over.  Literally, we grew more than we could pick / eat.

I think that mostly had to do with the fact that I was pregnant and wanted little to nothing to do with vegetables.  

However, this year I am sans fetus and ready to chow down on some delicious and nutritious vegetables.  

Bonus - Ina will start to eat solids soon and it is so rewarding to know that I can help  grow some of her food.

On Sunday I invested an hour of precious weekend time to plant the garden.

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In the mix we have:

  • tomatoes - lots of different kinds
  • jalapeƱos
  • green and red bell peppers
  • zucchini
  • butternut squash
  • brussel sprouts
  • cauliflower
  • sweet onions

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(Now if I could only make those dead trees come back to life.)

I also started an herb pot with cilantro and sweet basil.  I plan on adding a few more herbs soon -probably mint, rosemary, and thyme. 

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I really wanted to plant green onions, but couldn't find them anywhere.  Maybe they only come in seeds?

What are you planting in your garden this year? 

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Breakfast - strawberry banana overnight oats

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Lunch / snacks - leftover crockpot bolognese sauce with whole wheat pasta, orange, and hard boiled eggs

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Snack - bran cereal with skim milk

Dinner- Dan made some amazing cilantro jalapeƱo lime turkey burgers with sweet potato fries and green beans

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I had originally planned on not running yesterday, but last night was a rough night on the parent-o-meter and I needed to blow off some steam.   So, I vented off 2.5 miles way past my bedtime.  Running = therapy.

Thought for the day


  1. Love it! Can't wait to see all of the goodies you get. I've always wanted to have a garden.

    1. Go for it Kim! You live in FL, where you could grow one all year long!

  2. I love the thought of having a garden, but I have no green thumb. It's just not my thing. I love fresh veggies and have fond memories of picking tomatoes, cucumbers and green onions at my grandma's place, running them under the faucet for a rinse, and just gnawing on them!

    I'd happily take any of your leftovers. ;-)

    1. It is really nice to be able to go outside and "pick" lunch or dinner. :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I wish I had the space for a garden like that!! SO jealous!

    1. It came pre-built with the house - one of my favorite perks. :)

  4. I want to do a raised garden. Maybe that's a project for this weekend.

  5. I planted green onions. Just buy some organic ones and plant them straight in the soil. Super easy, they grow faster than you can use them!


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