Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Our little organic garden
Ever since we moved into this house, I've been wanting to somehow make use of the raised garden bed in the backyard. There were some aloe plants and mini pineapples growing in there, until the entire island was flooded by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. After that, much of the island's vegetation was damaged and lost, and when that bed recovered, the aloe just took over.
Well, the time was finally right. Spring is here, and we've been trying to include more organic produce in our diets. Our favorite grocery store is starting to carry more, but most often, the prices can be prohibitive. Why not then start our own garden?
I stopped at Home Depot today and picked up some fresh garden soil, and a few seedlings to get us started. Here's Kaylee, showing us the strawberries, orange bell pepper, Japanese eggplant, red- and yellow-variety cherry tomatoes, zucchini, romaine lettuce, basil, and curly parsley :)
This house also had a compost bin when we moved in, and I think it would partner up great with this new little garden :) Curious George taught Kaylee how to compost the other day, so let's do some composting together too!