The Harvest

05 Nov

You may remember our first attempt at a suburban vegetable garden. We grew 9 varieties of vegetable from seed, built a box with 9 square feet, and planted. Everything flourished and things were looking beautiful… for a while. Turns out you’re not supposed to plant EVERY SINGLE seedling that sprouts within one square foot space. Who knew? Not me! We had carrots (yes, planted in a 6-inch deep box- another faux pas altogether) wound around each other under the ground and tons of beautiful plants that would not/could not bear fruit because of their inordinately close proximity to their neighbors. Oops. A friend of mine told me the solution was to chalk this year up to a learning experience. I just couldn’t scrap the whole thing so, painfully, I tore out everything except the tomatoes (for which the children yearned). I spread the millions upon millions of tomato plants out throughout the 9 square feet and fertilized and hoped. It took a long time but here we are with more little tomatoes than we know what to do with and a little more vegetable gardening knowledge to take with us for next year.



The kids pick tomato snacks everyday from the outrageously proliferative plants. YUM! Next year- salad!


Posted by on November 5, 2008 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “The Harvest

  1. sixcrazykanes

    November 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Glad you saved the tomatoes. Mmm, home grown tomatoes.

  2. Chrispy

    November 7, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Yummy! I’m glad you got something tasty out of the whole experience in addition to some knowledge!

  3. allyall

    November 8, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Mmm…tomatoes…salsa & spaghetti…yum!


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