Thursday, May 25, 2006

Parkallen Gothic

Last Saturday, Krista and I planted our first garden together, together with our friends Mike a.k.a. "T-Bone"
and amy. (Here's us pictured attempting to duplicate the famous Grant Wood picture of the farmer and his wife). After we got out the majority of the "quack-grass," (the bane of a gardener's existence), we put in corn, Kennebec and Russet potatos, butternut squash, onions, green beans, carrots, beets, herbs, garlic - and all sorts of other excellent comestibles. A nice addition to the raspberries already at the back. Oh yeah, we also planted a Saskatoon bush! (Probably won't get fruit this year) But the rest of the garden will be looking pretty good by July. All our friends are welcome to come on by sometime... and help us weed! Maybe we'll give you a beet or something.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

I'd love a beet.

Looks good.

10:59 AM  
Blogger KP said...

from house to fence, now that's what I call a garden. None of the postage stamp similes for you. Size matters. Well done.

Don't be wanting for any horse manure. Give me a call fall/spring and I'll be happy to oblige with a pick-up load in exchange for some home grown garlic.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Droughtweeks said...

A beet? So I can make perfume?

Also, tell T-Bone he needs a haircut. Actually, don't. Let's see how long it gets until he starts looking like McEnroe.

11:59 AM  
Blogger kimberley said...

i remember when mom would sit you at the side of the garden in Trenton and you'd eat handfulls of soil. you've come a long way baby.

i'm liking mike's fro. makes him look a bit islandy...

hey john.

12:24 PM  
Blogger kimberley said...

is mike ssssweeping? your garden.
let us know if the innovative techniques pay off.

12:27 PM  
Blogger myn said...

i think i learnt in art history that the photo is of a man and his much younger sister...or even daughter. granted this class was a mid-afternoon sleepy time class that caused many to fall asleep but i am almost certain it isn't his wife...and that part of the point was that she looked way older than she was.

great garden by the way! my new place has a balcony and i am excited about planting some flower pots!!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Mimi, your welcome to beets anytime you're in the neighbourhood. If you let us know we'll cook up a fine summer borsht. Krista's baba has a good recipe. Thanks for the tip, Muryn. I new I should have paid more attention in art history. Johnnie-O, thanks for dropping by with those soul classics. T-Bone totally looks McEnroe-ish. And KP... bring on the manure. Just what the doctor ordered. Now, where can I find some good tasty soil?

7:30 PM  
Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Oh yeah, Angus is actually raking quack grass out of the garden, though it does look like sweeping. "Hurray hard, T-Bone! Hurray hard!"

7:31 PM  
Blogger Droughtweeks said...

You should see my current collection of "Hey Soul Classics". But you can't borrow it. You have to buy your own.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Browler said...

Make a big batch of borshch. There can never be enough soup in anyone's freezer. Fact.

Plus, I have every confidence that when we get there to taste it, it will have been worth the wait.

Mike definitely needs a shave if he's ever going to be allowed back in the UK.

1:32 PM  
Blogger RW said...

Wow - what a garden! Here we settle for lettuce, green onions, radishes and peas...

I do have a few tomatoe plants in pots and one Hungarian hot pepper plant... but at the rate of sunshine we are getting ... I am not so sure how these will do...

my lettuce is coming along nicely.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Way to go Krista and hairy guy, have fun canning, freezing, blanching, and putting foods by for the winter months......my kids are excited about our garden......till they get to weed it will likely continue!

7:55 PM  

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