Thursday, June 9, 2011

Growing My Own

Corn. Cantaloupe. Our own pumpkins for Halloween.

That would have been my list a couple of years ago if you were to ask me what I would like to grow in a garden.

Now, after my veggie-quest, there are so many more on my list, and I have been working hard putting in garden in time for Spring planting. We live on a slope and had had to put in a couple of retaining walls and filled in with soil.

Here's what is planted:
Brussels sprouts (actually, they'll be planted for Fall)
collard greens
jalapeƱo peppers
squash: summer and spaghetti
sugar snap peas
Swiss chard

Upon finishing the garden, neighbors offered their garden plot for our use. My kids are planting corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, and giant sunflowers. I'd also like to plant some pumpkins in front of my house.

Where's the cabbage, THE veggie that started the quest? I know, I know. I'll see if I can squeeze it in among my kids' garden. I do want to put in a square-foot garden plot in the one non-slopey area in our back yard that has sunlight -- cabbage could go in there, but that may have to wait until next year.

I wonder how many more "discovered" vegetables I'll want to plant by then.