Sunday, April 8, 2007

Super Garden Update

So, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm jumping into the wide world of vegetable gardening. Being that I can't help but go overboard with these projects, I've decided that my small yard should become a veritable garden of eden with edible plants o' plenty. Blackberry bushes in the front yard is a good idea, right? I mean, it's definitely a community discussion item.

Anyway, the main reason that I'm writing about this today (and I'm sorry I haven't been writing as often generally), is that I have about 20 tomato plants sprouting in my little indoor greenhouse. It's really thrilling. They're like my little babies. But what I didn't realize when I planted this many seeds is that two tomato plants can feed a family of four all summer. So, if all my plants grow, I can feed 10 families of 4! Now, while I do love to eat tomatoes, I'm by no means capable of eating that many, unless I decide to go on a tomato diet of some sort... which, actually might not be such a bad idea. Talk about sustainability!!!

I'll keep you updated as my babies grow. I really know nothing about gardening, and rumor has it I need some sort of mesh hoop or something for my plants to continue to grow on. Hmmmmmm... Your tips?

2 comments:

NKYGAL said...

Hey -
Gina at CIN is working on a story about eating locally. I saw it on her blog: http://gdaugherty.blogspot.com/2007/04/adorable-donkey-alert-try-not-to-melt.html

Emily said...

I've stupidly planted about 100 peppers plants, so if all the plants grow, which so far they are, and produce their expected number of peppers then I'm going to have quite the pepper predicament on my hands. Maybe we can combine our efforts and start a salsa business.

 
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