My Playground Garden

To the untrained eye, this looks like your typical playground. There's a doggie swing. A teeter-totter. A sandbox. Some weird hangy-punching-thing (yes, that is the technical name). But, look closer...do you see all of those pots, lined up like little soldiers?

That's right...it's our garden!

Jeff and I had big plans to start a garden this year. We decided that outside the fence, in the backyard, would be a prime spot. We mapped out how big it would be. Made sure the area would get enough sunlight. We even argued about what to plant. Then, we got too busy lazy. So, to make ourselves feel less guilty about sitting around and doing nothing, we agreed that a container garden would be a great way for us to ease into the joys of gardening. 2011 will be our year. I can feel it.

What are we growing in our little playground garden, you ask? We have rosemary...

We are growing approximately 100 jalapeno peppers for salsa and jalapeno poppers.

I have basil coming out of my ears. Which is awesome because a) I look fabulous in green and b) I love making Chicken Pesto Pizza.

These roma tomatoes (and the basil) will be awesome in some homemade pasta sauce. I love to make a huge batch and freeze it in individual servings.

Jeff hates onions, but I can get him to eat shallots. It makes a great addition to champagne risotto.

And, to spice things up a bit, we have some chili peppers. You can't tell by the size of him now, but this guy is going to be lethal.

How does your garden grow?

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I wish I had any kind of talent for growing things and a yard to do it in!! Love the swing set too! I don't get the big hanging punching thing either lol