Friday, 17 July 2009

Garden Anywhere

Speaking of food, when you don't need it for survival, I think it's really fun to have a vegetable garden of your own, if you can. This book, Garden Anywhere, might motivate me to have a few mini-garden pots on our fire escape. It's a tiny space, but it gets good sun. I'm so looking forward to having a patch of grass again one day (or a patio, or a porch), and I hope we have a little garden one day too. My sister and her husband built a few raised box gardens in their backyard, and a lot of the veggies are ripe for picking. I had one of the best tomatoes I've ever had this week from her garden. My mom used to have a huge vegetable garden (it was about 100 feet by 20 feet--really big!), and every year it was so satisfying to go out to the garden and pick what we'd eat for dinner, and I wasn't even the one who did the work to grow it! Also, I think a garden is great for kids. Here are a few pictures from their garden.

Basil.
Zucchini.
Tomatoes.
Okra.
Cherry tomatoes.
Jalapenos.
All of these pictures (and all the pictures since I've been here in Atlanta) were taken with my sister's camera. We lost our new fancy pants camera, and a great lens that was with it, argh!! Andrew was going to bring it with him when we left because I thought I had too much to carry alone, but somewhere between the cab and the plane it went MIA. He was SO upset. But it's just a thing. It's replaceable. No one has turned it in to SFO lost and found, but we've contacted our renter's insurance and can have it covered after our deductible, which is a fraction of the cost of the camera, so we might do that. Thanks to my sister, though, I've been able to take some pictures while we're here with her great camera, a Canon Rebel XTi. We didn't get around to selling our old camera, also a Canon XTi, so we might just keep that for now.

7 comments:

caroline said...

ooooo i hope our raised bed produces such bounty! sorry about the camera, but at least it is something replaceable.

Anna said...

Thanks for the book idea! I've been trying to dream up some pretty combinations of plants for all of my still-empty pots.

artemis said...

How lovely! I cant wait till my tomatoes look like those ones! (hopefully, if british weather permits!)

Heather said...

I just love gardening. It relaxes me. Can't wait to start eating my home-grown veggies!

Helen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your camera, but you've got a really good take on the whole thing: you're right, it's just an object. No one is hurt. Life goes on. I knew I liked you :)

Lauren said...

Oh noooo!! Maybe it's a good thing that Andrew wasn't able to come by and pick up the lens you loaned me after all...

The Hip Homemaker said...

I just put this book on hold at the library last week. can't wait to check it out. so sorry to hear about the camera. such a bummer!