Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Day in the Garden

What a fun Saturday! The sun was out, the wind was a simple breeze (unlike the tornado like winds we had yesterday that blew over restaurant signs), and Jack and I got to work on the yard a little bit.

Lowe's was our first stop. We were in need of another hose (since we kindly left one back at the old rent house) and a sprinkler (again, kindly left at the old rent house). We also purchased some pots, potting soil, and tomatoes, basil and cilantro - We are going to try to grow food!  It's going to be trial and error, but we hope we have some beginners luck.

Prepared to garden!

Sweet Basil.

Tomatoes. Coming in 50 to 75 days.

The trio.
We really hope the tomatoes work out. We have a feeling we may get overwhelmed since we planted two plants... we will share if our tomatoes grow abundantly!

We also found an awesome sprinkler. It's awesome because we don't have to water by hand. It's also awesome to see how far the little guy can reach. We have been paying a little more attention to the front yard than the backyard; everyone sees the front. We purchased some fertilizer for the back, but realized it needed a 24 hour soaking before use. Good thing we watered - we have little cracks in the ground!

Result of not watering/hard oklahoma clay. Not a result of a earthquake.

 Jack and I treated ourselves to a date night  - dinner at Saturn Grill and ice cream at Braums. Perfect way to end a great day.

Hope your Saturday was great!
-Jack and Kayla

PS - We were a little worried how Duncan would treat the plants while we were at dinner. All are still in tact, but I can't say the same for the pot...

Could have been worse.

The real test will come once the tomaters get here.

1 comment:

  1. It is so cold here, and the soil is sooo wet that we can only dream of planting anything!! Slugs have attacked our cilantro everytime we have tried to grow it, but am going to try this summer anyway. Your Grandmother Elva has grown tomatoes for YEARS(!!!)and has grown many herbs,inc cilantro for years-very successful at both!! We have a very short growing season, the tomatoes that DO grow here are not the tomatoes I like, sooo.. But letuces, broccoli, and brussel sprouts grow well here (as long as it does not get too hot!) If you like Mexican dishes, you might try growing epazote, but it like cilantro, it can bolt easily. Good luck!!