Saturday, April 2, 2011

Garden Update

If you remember some time back, I built a few garden boxes.  This was my first attempt at gardening ever.  Other than some corn, I attempted to grow when I was seven.  On a shopping trip to T.G. & Y., unbeknownst to anyone, I bought some seeds. Once we got home, I planted the corn in the back yard.  My organic corn plan, was not a hit with my mother.  She didn't seem to appreciate the large stalks growing in random places throughout the backyard.  At any rate, the corn didn’t make it to harvest. 
So far, I feel like my garden is progressing nicely.  The herbs have been no problem.  I’ve already been cooking with them. Fresh herbs are the best.  I’ve also already grown my own garlic.  Tiffany came home from work and the garlic smell in the house nearly knocked her over, but the taste is spectacular.  As for the garden boxes, I took some photos to track the progress.

My cherry tomato plant a.k.a. Jodie Foster.  If you look closely you can see three tomatoes!
Squash, zucchini and green peppers...grown from seeds. 


A squirrel ate some of my strawberries.  I put this owl there to scare the shit out of that squirrel or any others who try to eat my strawberries.  I really like this owl.  I may take him around to places and take pictures of his travels.  Sort of like Flat Stanley...only not flat and an owl.

My tomato plants a.k.a. Mariska Hargitay (right) and Marg Helgenberger (left).


 I got this sign at Urban Cottage (  We love our weird neighborhood, so this sign seemed appropriate.


  1. Yay for your garden. I might just have to post an update on my plants in my blog soon :) Say hi to Mariska for me, the plant and the real one (if you cross paths with her in the end...).

  2. You totally need to do a garden update on your blog! I hope I cross paths with Mariska's end.