yesterday, and a bit of dirt…

yesterday was a happy day for this little blog. i wrote about a book i had just read, and the author came by and left a comment. how nice is that? in case you missed it, take a peek here.

a slight change of pace and topic today. let’s head outside…

remember this little bit of dirt? a 4′ x 4′ space.

small vegetable garden dirt

i had big plans…

planning out a small vegetable garden

well, now it looks like this…

small garden, growing up

a little haphazard, and the parsley and basil didn’t make it. but the rest did.

small green grape tomatoes

it gives me this every few days.

vegetables from the garden

generous, isn’t it?

i will be sharing this with jami and her readers at an oregon cottage.

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24 Responses to yesterday, and a bit of dirt…

  1. Estivalia says:

    cool! it must be wonderful to grow your own salad =)

  2. Corey says:

    Very generous for such a tiny little thing. Sorry about your herbs.

  3. zentMRS says:

    Your garden looks fabulous!! I had to replant my basil and parsley this year – like yours, the first time around didn’t take.

  4. Nancy S says:

    If you can get a salad every couple of days out of your garden that’s pretty great. Bon Appetit!

  5. Victoria says:

    I love your garden plan! I’ve found that dealing with both plants and animals, things never go the way we expect them to. :) Your produce looks great, I can’t wait to have my own garden one day!

  6. minervasgardenwriter says:

    Your pocket garden is very prolific–well done! I am looking forward to cucumbers, but don’t have any from my teeny plants yet.

    Athena at Minerva’s Garden

  7. Sandy says:

    Hey.. at least you have a few pieces of veggies.. I can’t get anything to grow.. really!
    My hot and humid (yes the trees weep with so much water) weather just kills everything before it’s had a chance.. the afternoon tropical down pours wash everything away… this is the 6th year I’ve tried and now i’m done! To the farmers market I go!
    I do have herbs in pots on the deck.. but I have to put snail bait in them.. we have so many bugs here.. ug!
    Nice post

  8. Ott, A says:

    I think your planning paid off, as you have a nice garden. It was really wet and then got really hot in my neck of the woods so it’s been a wierd growing season. Looks like you could have a nice salad with your harvest.

  9. iMadeItSo says:

    thanks everyone. depending on how much lettuce is available, there’s often enough for a salad every few days, which is amazing. i’ve never had lettuce so soft and sweet! at the very least, there’s enough for sandwich toppings every day.

    you know when bugs bunny is really hungry and he looks at a chicken (or whatever animal) and all he can see is a big carrot being served on a platter? that’s sort of how i feel when i look in my yard now… all that wasted space can be growing stuff! i sense this is how gardening addictions begin…

  10. Holly says:

    Great garden! Isn’t it satisfying to reap the rewards? Enjoy your yummies!

  11. ~*~Patty says:

    That is a great harvest already from your little plot of land … I’m sure there will be more to come … mother nature is amazing!

    My Mom planted a good sized garden again in Maryland this year … she’s not too “merry” though, not only did a groundhog take up residence … she has a deer that likes everything she planted … those two are greedy critters and have left her almost nothing to pick. She’s looking forward to next year …. whatta ya gonna do

  12. Kat says:

    Every year I say I am going to start a garden….still no garden! Lol. Great job! Have a fantastic day!

  13. FMIC says:

    Awesome little garden you have there! Thanks for joining us for FMIC again! Have a fantastic day!

  14. Tosha says:

    Your garden is very generous! Mine only gave me 1 cucumber before the plants were killed by the cucumber beetle. I agree, this is how garden addiction starts. I have so many plans for the yard already after this first year:) Good Luck!

  15. gorgeous garden there!! x)

    Pinkie Anggia

  16. sacha72 says:

    This looks soooooo familiar! But hey: I’m having an enormous and réally generous vegetable garden now (thanks to my dad). Very wise that you started small. I bet it all tasted way better than the stuff you buy at the supermarket!

  17. What a great example of what a small patch of earth can produce! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party!

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  22. I love gardening! my MIL has a farm and we grow lots of stuuf. So much fun,getting all your fingers dirty, and then enjoying the harvest of fresh organice vegetables!

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