WIP Friday

Today we’re working on the vegetable garden. Last year it went to the weeds — really tall weeds — since I couldn’t cope with planting and tending it. We really missed the veggies though. So this year, I planned, I dreamt, I waited, and now the work has begun.

Watering

Last weekend we cleaned out the raised beds and covered the big ones with black plastic — both to warm up the soil and kill lingering weed seeds. This weekend we need to add some soil to the small herb bed and plant a new rosemary plant since ours didn’t make it through last Winter. We have thyme and oregano in there already, I need to think about what other perennial herb I want to add. Then next weekend we need to add soil to the two big beds and get some veggies in the ground. We’re planning on the usuals — paste tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, squash, pumpkins, maybe some cucumbers. I’m also hoping to get some berry bushes planted by the gate — I’m thinking rasberries. Then I need to start thinking about pots for things like basil and maybe chives. Mmmm, it’s shaping up to be a yummy summer.

Edited to add: The dress is Simplicity 9562 (a pattern that is now out-of-print) – made by Nana (Stefan’s mom). The main fabric is Amy Butler’s Linen Morning Glory and the accent fabric is Amy Butler’s Slate Full Moon Polka Dot, both from the Lotus line.

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7 Responses to “WIP Friday”


  1. 1 Jennifer May 4, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    How about a lavendar or lemon balm? Cute dress!

  2. 2 amandajean May 4, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I love my vegetable garden. This year I am planning a big one to feed our always- hungry family. It’s great therapy, too, isn’t it?

  3. 3 Anina May 4, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    I don’t have a veggie garden (the season is just too short), but I love my herbs. Chives are really lovely because they flower and they’re useful to have. And sage, I love sage.

  4. 4 Sonya May 4, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    My gosh that dress is amazing! I heartily recommend raspberries. Tender canes, not an out-of-control bramble like blackberries, and the lids love picking the berries!

  5. 5 Nana May 4, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    The pattern is Simplicity 9562 – I’ve had it awhile. The fabric is by Amy Butler from my local quilt shop in No. CA. Thank you for the compliments. It was fun to do and Katie seems to like it.

  6. 6 Suzie Sews May 6, 2007 at 6:26 am

    This is so beautiful
    Suzie Sews

  7. 7 Kathy L. May 11, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Delurking to say I enjoy your website. Have you seen whisperingpine.org? The writer, Blossom, has made a little outfit for her niece with the exact same fabric as your daughter’s dress. The date of the entry is March 25. I am a grandmother so I’m inspired by your mother in law’s sewing for your daughter. Very cute.

    You’ve also inspired me to go work in my garden which I enjoy but it’s too much work at the beginning of the season!


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