BP not only plants four small raised garden beds in our backyard, but he also plants a giant garden at his parents’ house.
Really, it is giant.
This is BP standing in the middle of his garden. From this view, there are still several rows that can’t been seen.
His plan is to can or freeze spaghetti sauce, salsa, tomatoes in various forms, green beans, corn and I can’t remember the others!
He plants squash and zucchini because I love them (and my mom makes a mean zucchini bread).
BP uses his big guns to work in his big garden.
This guy works diligently to research, plant and care for his veggies until they’re ready for me to eat. How does he get it all done? Time, lots and lots of time! And dedication. I love that guy.
And just to be clear, this really is BP’s garden. I don’t help him. In fact, I start to melt if I’m out in the heat for too long.
BP’s ready to get his garden growing again this year, but this time, he has a head start!
the start of a beautiful garden
My handsome gardener (BP, in case you were confused) set up a growing station in the basement. It’s basic but functional: a six-foot folding table, lights hung low over top, some foil-looking stuff around the edges to hold in heat, and plants. BP’s starts include several varieties of tomatoes and some cabbage. There is even a little section of tomatoes for our friend, SH, who just moved into a new house and wants to plant a garden this year!
All of these starts, except for SH’s, will be planted in BP’s raised garden beds that were built last year. Stay tuned for updates.
BP's starts are doing really well. He's excited. Can you tell?
Now that it’s the end of May, we have more salad greens than any two people ever could eat!
The spinach, arugula and two different kinds of lettuce are growing faster than we can keep up. Though not ready for picking, the green onions and broccoli are getting bigger daily. Cilantro, basil and tomatoes are picking up their pace and look promising.
Everything is delicious, and we will for sure be eating more salad this week!
spinach, lettuce and green onion
broccoli and herbs
BP’s garden is growing strong! Here’s an update …
All four beds have something planted, though they aren't all full yet.
This is the first bed BP planted. It holds onions, spinach, arugula and lettuce.
close-up of the onions
close-up of broccoli (this was not started from seed like the other plants)
BP’s got a really green thumb. I do not. (Yes, not only is BP really good looking, but he also can grow things. What a catch!)
This year, BP decided it was time for us to have a vegetable and herb garden. Since I enjoy cooking and using fresh produce when I cook, I was thrilled with the idea.
A few weeks ago, BP built four raised garden beds. He measured and cut and built all day.
BP cutting wood for the raised garden beds
Three done! One to go.
Once all four boxes were put together, BP started measuring and digging. Then, I became a garden widow while he spent hours and hours and hours online researching the best soil/compost mixture for our new garden.
But he did get the information he wanted and then proceeded to bring home truckloads of stuff to fill in the garden boxes.
BP's raised garden beds, complete with soil
Stay tuned for future garden updates.