Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Veggie Patching

One of the challenges of where I live is finding some decent produce in local grocery stores. Finding any organic is difficult, and the general quality isn't the best. The farmers market in town is only around once a month(!). Perhaps I'm picky though, having grown up in Northern California.

Just over a week ago, my husband and I moved into a different house. I was particularly excited about this move due to the backyard. Unlike our previous little house's 12x12 concrete slab, the new place actually has an area for planting veggies! The previous tenant was nice enough to leave a few things behind:





In addition to the plants pictured above, there are a couple of olive trees and small lemon, lime and flowering peach trees, which may not be quite large enough to produce any proper fruit yet.

Once all our belongings were moved into the house, the first thing I did was visit a nearby garden store.

Since then I've planted the following seedlings:

  • Kale
  • Tomatoes (plain ol' red ones, yellow, green zebra and black Russian)
  • Mini red bell peppers
  • Long sweet yellow peppers
  • Rainbow chard
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Lettuce (red leaf and mignonette)
  • Apple cucumbers
  • Lebanese zucchini
Hopefully I'll be producing some of my own vegetables very soon. It's only been a few days and something has already eaten the leaves off one of the zucchini plants:

Time for some netting?

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on starting a blog! Looking forward to reading your experiences with veg and fitness. =)