Thursday, May 03, 2012

Showing Those Nazi Jerks Who's Boss

Several weeks ago, David and I were watching a show on the Smithsonian Channel about Iwo Jima.

No, I don't know why. These are things we watch when David has the remote.

Anyway, after that came a show about World War II Victory Gardens and how the Smithsonian still grows one. Then it had another show about Native American gardening. We watched that too.

Then we decided we too could plant a Victory Garden.

It took us a few days to get the area ready. We weeded it. We threw bags of manure on it. We put up fencing to keep certain fat beagles out. Then two weeks ago, we planted.

We divided our garden in to 4 parts; 2 large rectangles and 2 smaller squares. In one rectangle we planted things that spread- zucchini and watermelon. In the other large area, where Catherine is planting in the picture, we planted alternating rows of corn, green beans and peas.


Green Beans.




We got that idea from the Smithsonian show about the Native American garden. Green beans and peas need a place to vine up. Corn stalks give them a place to go as well as keep the corn moist.

In one of the smaller squares, we planted various herbs, onions and peppers. And so far nothing in the other square, though we will probably buy some tomato plants to go there.

One week later, we had our first sprout. Zucchini. Yum.

Now it has been two weeks. Yesterday. And this is what the garden looks like.

This one is the corn, beans, peas.

This is the Zucchini patch.

So far so good.

Take that Nazis.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I'm coming over for veggie stew. By the way. Your bump looks cute.


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