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A garden! A garden!
By: jitterymoose , 11:37 PM GMT on June 12, 2009
While it's late everywhere else on the planet, we just got done with the first full moon of June (in case there are two in that month), so it's now "officially" safe to try to put things out. I have tomatoes on the porch along with a nice little kitchen herb garden...but..... I was lamenting losing the Copper Center garden (and greenhouse, like I do just about every June since we left), and hubby and I were out walking Katie around and we saw them -- raised beds. No dirt, just a line of raised beds. We're in ex-Army housing close to post, so I called and asked what was up with those and was told they're for community gardening and did I want one? DO I WANT ONE! Oh, yes, yes, yes! So, I have a 12 x 24 raised bed (and the soil was delivered today), so I headed out to the greenhouse and picked up what was left of the cabbages (red only), bush beans, corn (ornamental purposes only, I'd think), brussel sprouts (sorry, kids), sunflowers, nasturtiums, spinach, an assortment of lettuces and cauliflowers...and then I saw it... RHUBARB! So, I picked out a nice rhurbarb plant that I can take with me at the end of the season (we probably won't be in this housing after the summer), and I'm set for the weekend. A garden. I haven't had a garden since.... Copper Center, and we left there in the Fall of 2006 right after the cabbage harvest (and I got to dig potatoes -- my other favorite gardening thing). No sugar snap peas to be found, but I picked up some green beans, too. I'm so happy -- not just because it's a garden, but because the kids tend to eat so much healthier when we're pulling it out of the ground together. :-) Gotta run and pick up the girl from weaving and the boy from music. Pics of the new plot after awhile! I'm excited!
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