Friday, May 22, 2009

Resolution Update

I realized today that I haven't been posting on my blog very much this month. I think I have been too busy being a Quaker to have much time to write about being a Quaker! I did want to post an update on my New Year's resolution. This year, I resolved to have a garden.

For a long time, my garden pretty much looked like this:

Fortunately, my Southern Alter Ego came to town for the weekend to lend a hand.

We took the bus over to the Seattle Tilth edible plant sale and bought a box of delicious looking plants.

By the end of the day, my garden looked much better.

A few weeks later, it looks even better!

In case you are wondering, we planted parsley, sage, garlic chives, rosemary, dill, cilantro, thyme, fennel, basil, onions, peppers, and cherry tomatoes. I focused mostly on herbs because I will be getting lots of vegetables when my CSA starts in a few weeks.

I am looking forward to all the delicious things I will be eating this summer and I think I can say that my New Year's resolution is a success!


  1. Kewl! Gardening is great in so many ways. One caution: Fennl is not a eal friendly plant, particularly to dill and cilantro, so if you find they are doing not as well as you expect, you might want to put the fennel into a separate container. Have fun!
    Nate Swift

  2. Thanks for the tip, Nate! I didn't know that, though I did put mint in a separate container because people kept telling me that otherwise it would take over my garden. I am happy to learn from people with more than a few weeks of gardening experience!

  3. Wow, that is incredible. When Jeremy lived there we planted parsley in that spot, and I think one or two other things. But they didn't do too well I think. I guess we were too busy doing other things! But we also planted peas that were supposed to come up the front of that planter, and we planted the flowering moss and lettuce in the little bed below that planter. Is the moss still there? I miss moss.

  4. Hi Aimee. I keep meaning to look to see if the moss is still there, but I bet it is. There's a lot of moss around here! I think all the planting you and Jeremy do is incredible, my little herb garden can't begin to compete!


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