Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Like Peas and Carrots Again

A few months ago I had the crazy idea that I should plant a garden. As most of you know, I live in an apartment. Therfore, the garden is located at a friends house who has a little exta land he was kind enough to let me use. The day I planted my garden it was super hot and my friends water was shut off because of a broken pipe. I was pretty sure everything was going to die or just never start to grow. I said I would be happy and consider the garden a success if even one thing grew. Well today is my lucky day. I got two things to grow. A pea pod and a carrot. Bear had the carrot for dinner and I had the pea. Though small in stature, they were mighty in taste. There are many things I still don't know about gardening, like how to tell if something is ready to be picked if it is underground, or why food exposed to human feces contains diseases, but it's perfectly acceptable to cover your garden in horse manure. (I try not to think about the last one too hard.) The one thing I do know about gardening is it is extra satisfying to eat food you grow yourself! I can't wait to have my own yard, so I don't have to DRIVE to my garden.


Iris said...

Bear at a carrot?? Was he properly informed that carrots are vegetables??

Did he survive?

Did he REALLY eat the carrot, or were you just trying to bring him into this story?

The Bears said...

He really ate the carrot and he didn't even dip it in Ranch!

Scott and Stacia said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait until we have a garden. I hope you guys are able to get even more peas and carrots :)

candicerail said...

I am afraid to even visit my garden (next to yours). I visited it a few weeks ago, and yours seemed to be doing semi-good, and mine was barely hanging on.

I love, though, that we planted practically the same hot, waterless time. It honestly was fun...not the poor timing, but just being able to talk with you while planting and imagining fresh vegetables. You are amazing.

candicerail said...

I finally visited the garden. It has born fruit! I also told Shane about your carrot and pea and he asked me to tell Nancy too. They loved it.

I actually have a zucchini, eggplant and beets! I was amazed at the miracle!