Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I didn't bake my mom anything for mother's day. Instead, we created something that we can enjoy and savor all summer long. A mother-daughter vegetable garden!

We hit up the hardware store's garden center and picked up a bunch of plants that were already started. Easy peasy.

When I got there today my mom had already started taking up the grass. We finished that and I leveled out the area as best I could. I'm new to this!!!

We planted roma tomatoes, zucchini, leeks, red bell peppers, yellow banana peppers, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and lettuce. Holy garden! And I know she had pots she was going to put some herbs in too!

This is my dog Dexter. He helped dig up all the sticks and roots so we could plant our veggies. What a good helper!

A little water... 

Job well done team!! 

I can't wait for this to grow into delicious veggies! I'm already looking up new recipes to try, my mouth is watering at the thought of some homemade salsa again and I'm so happy my mom finally got her courtyard garden! Happy mother's day!


Katie Maurer said...

You should learn how to can. Ryan and I had a garden last year and I took up canning so we could enjoy the goodness year round, it's not too difficult. Let me know if you want some pointers!

Sandy said...

I am definitely going to be canning this year. Last year I tried it for the first time with salsa. This year I'm going to try dilly beans and tomato sauce too. Any recommendations are always appreciated!

Katie Maurer said...

I picked up the Ball Canning book which was really helpful!!!

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