i’m growing stuff!

Happy Friday people!

Here’s something else I’ve been working on the past few weeks.

Meet my lil veggie patch.

Here’s Finnie. Please note that he’s inches from trampling my Thai basil. His shamed-face, down-turned expression indicates he knows he’s being a naughty dog, being in the garden in the first place. Tsk, tsk.

Anyway, here’s what we have going on here.

I have beet seeds planted and Thai basil and a pattypan squash plants in the ground, too, but they’re out of this pic.

I’m pumped.

After taking a year off from gardening, it feels good to get back to it, even on this lazy of a scale. My thumb is not green, but I can pull weeds. I can water. And you can call me naive, but it seems like that’s all you need to keep a veggie bed rolling. A little plant porn for you…

Itty bitty rainbow chard…


I did my weeding for the weekend (see, I told you I was a lazy gardener), and now I’m off to whip up some cheesy biscuits from this oft-referenced cookbook.

This book is a little gem, all the way back from 1956. My honey and I are grilling up some barbecued spareribs and I think cheesy biscuits are in order. Baked beans and fresh cucumber, too.

I love summer!



6 thoughts on “i’m growing stuff!

  1. Oh my goodness, your garden patch looks amazing!!!

    Do you have any tips or advice you can share or post about indoor gardening? I don’t have a backyard… but I have a balcony… Will that work? I’ve been dying to try and have an herb garden but I’m afraid because I think they’ll die without a proper backyard, which I don’t have :(

    • Hey Jenny,

      You don’t need a proper back yard to grow stuff! Containers are the way to go, when it comes to patio or porch planting. The perks of containers: You can move them and group them around; they come in every kind of glaze, color, size, shape and you can take them with you when you move. Most thrift stores have a variety of pots for sale, too.

      I’d recommend starting with a bunch of herbs in a pot–thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, mint, you name it. I’ve also had luck growing a single tomato plant in a big pot.

      I love the book You Grow Girl, if you want more info. Good luck, and keep me posted!

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