Things are growin' baby.
And it's not too late to get in on the action.
Being in the short-season climate that we are up in the Northwest, it's just now a safe time to put out all those heat loving plants. While it still can get chilly at night time (hence the fuzzy slippers I am still wearing and have yet to take off today), the chances of it freezing have more than likely passed.
Although, just for the record, I'm still being a coward and not putting my tomatoes out.
Those danged ‘ol things are expensive. And I ain't risking them freezing – not quite yet, anyway.
Here's what we got growin':
Alongside the west wing of the house (I just said that so it sounded like we lived in a palace) we have beautiful strawberries.
Lettuce that I am eagerly anticipating.
Peas (they are my favorite because of the little curly-cues they have). I hope that no one steals my fingerprints after seeing that photo. Geez, Shaye. Get a little closer next time.
Beans (that I am going to sneak into Stuart's food to see if he notices). Also, if you have ever felt white-trash, please take a look at my bean trellises and then you will not feel quite so bad about yourself. Yes, that is black duct tape on the top. But I made them from scrap for free. So, HA.
Beets (one of my all-time favorite veggies). They taste like earth. I dig that. Get it? Dig? Garden? Nevermind.
Stupid eggplant that looks all stupid and sickly because it's being dramatic. What a weenie. All I want is ONE FLIPPIN' EGGPLANT. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK!!!!
Kale. Just because.
And potatoes that I was very pleased to see come up through the soil, considering I just gave up and planted them without really reading how to do it.
On the south east corner of the house, we have lots of goodies startin' to show their faces!
Carrots, parsnips, more potatoes, onions, garlic, dill, chives, green onions, cabbage, and peppers!
Ah, yes, and weeds. We have those as well.
I still have to dig the holes and prepare the soil for the cucumbers, butternut squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, and tomatoes. I just want to make sure that these little babies aren't goin' to freeze out there.
It can be a rough world if you're not ready for it.
If you haven't get started your garden, might I encourage you? Even if it's just a few small herbs or tomato plants, watching God's creation grow is wonderful. Seeing the unique imperfections that accompany home grown food makes you appreciate it all the more. And it tastes one million bagillion trazillion times better than store bought. And no, I'm not being dramatic.
This is how I get my thrill, ladies and gentleman. Checking each day for new little sprouts is as exciting to me as racing a car, 100 miles per hour, down a gravel road, top down, radio up, wavin' my hands in the air, yelling “YEEEEHHHHAWWWW!!!”
Alright, it might not be quite that exciting. But none-the-less, it is quite the thrill.