I have to start out here by saying that I love gardens, but I have never been the best gardener. I live in climate that has very hot summers and so unless I wake up very early, there's not a lot that gets done in the garden in the summer. Summer is my project time since I'm a teacher and that's when I can get things done - things in the air conditioning that is. :)
But this year is different. We have always had a VERY shady home, in fact, that's one of the main reasons we bought this house - the trees. But this year we had to take out two liquidambar trees that were destroying our driveway and working their way towards the foundation of our sweet cottage. You can read and see about the end of Mr. and Mrs. Liquidambar here.
So Worker Bee and I decided to tackle square foot gardening. We built raised beds, filled them with compost, and planted seeds and a few transplants. This is what it looked like in April.
Then there was a little more progress in early May.
And now today we're already harvesting!
We're even trying to grow corn!
Did I mention we're also growing a cutting garden?
These two gardens are just steps out my kitchen side door and if I decide I need some fresh herbs I can just walk out and snip some. The other night we were having some marinated grilled flank steak, a green salad and some of our baby squash when I decided to liven things up a bit and make an herb butter to put on our baguette. Just a short stroll, a little bit of chiffonade, and we had a tasty little accent to our delicious dinner.
Can you tell I love my new kitchen garden?
Today I'm joining the parties at Cindy's My Romantic Home
Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's Time.
Hope you can stop by and see what's going in at both parties.
And, if you ever need me to chiffonade for you, come on by!