Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Veggie Garden

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

<------ Veggie Garden area 2008

Warren tilled the garden last Tuesday. I wish I took a picture of the tiller contraption he put together. He had the stand up tiller attached to the back of the riding lawn mower, of course this made it easier to till since it's hard for him to walk or stand due to his leg (He was in a motorcycle accident in 2004 and lost his left leg and has back problems to name a few).

He was so excited telling me all the details of how he welded and put it all together. I half listened to the mechanics of it all, I know I'm bad, but I don't know anything about that stuff, nor am I interested in learning. Of course you know I had to look interested, I am very, very grateful, bless is heart.

This is what we planted on May 3rd and 4th, 2008. (Some of the pictures are my own some were found on flicker photo sharing.)

Watermelon (sugar baby)

Kentucky Wonder (bush bean)

Tomato (early girl, big boy)

Summer Squash (Zucchini)

Sweet Corn (Bi-color: Butter & Sugar)
My little helper and I planted some marigold seed as a companion plant along the front of the shrubs and perennials , as you can see in the first picture above of the garden area. It is before the last frost date for my area, but it is only a few days early and the local farmers have been out planting so I will follow their lead, after all they are the experts right?


The Garden Faerie said...

LOL-I was just about to enter a state of jealous frenzy that someone in Indiana would be harvesting all this stuff already, especially tomatoes(!), but then I calmed down and actually read the words, which informed me the photos were to show what you planted, not what you harvested. Whew. My notion of climate zones is restored!
~ Monica

Kylee said...

We're in the process of getting things planted, too. One of our local garden experts says we shouldn't have to worry about a freeze anymore. We'll see!

It looks like you'll have some yummy goodness this summer!

hanako! said...

I actually planted the exact same things (sans corn and different tomatoes). I had the same initial reaction that Monica had, ESPECIALLY since I'm in Texas!

This Warren fellow is quite the trooper! Actually, I once had a neighbor who was an amputee just below the knee and he was always outdoors doing crazy stuff in the garden or working on his car. I have huge amounts of respect for these guys :3

I hope your veggies turn out wonderfully!

Karen said...

Sorry all for the misleading pictures! I guess I was wishing that they were looking like that now. LOL :)

No more freeze! Oh yeah that is good to know and looking at the extended forecast today I do believe the garden experts are right.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, you should have taken a picture of the tiller contraption. It sounds like a real work of art.

Your veggies sound delicious.

beckie said...

Karen, you are ambitious! The garden sounds like it will be great. I wish I had room for watermelon as my granddaughters LOVE it. I am curious as to how close we are so am going to look up your area. Thanks for visiting.

vonlafin said...

I had hoped to get my garden planted this weekend, but we are finally getting rain so it will probably be to wet. Maybe next week.

Rose said...

Karen, Your husband's ingenuity in rigging up the tiller sounds like a great idea for anyone! I know what you mean about zoning out when husbands start talking mechanical things. Looks like you've got a good start in your garden.
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