Ode to Our First Garden

January 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm 2 comments

Snowy Backyard

It is currently 21 degrees in Chicago and our small backyard is covered in heaping mounds of snow, but I am sure that the soil beneath is resting, awaiting the spring thaw, and for us to sow the little seeds we have stored away in our basement. Last spring, we eagerly planted our garden full of herbs, jalapeño & habanero chili peppers, arugula, radicchio, broccoli, cucumbers, green onions & bulb onions, carrots, and approximately eight different varieties of tomato plants. And, although it is belated, here is a pictorial ode to our first little city garden.

~ Scott and Lauren

Cucumber Vine

Tomato Plants!

Lemon Boy Tomato Plant

Sweet 1000 Tomato Plant

A single day's tomato harvest


English Thyme, Sage, and Lavender

Thai Basil & Sweet Basil

Gnarly Purple Carrots (now we know, this is what happens to carrots that aren't spaced far enough apart)

Bulb Onions & Green Onions

Farmer Scott with his amazingly tall Green Onions!


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  • 1. forsythkid  |  January 10, 2010 at 5:01 am

    A great looking bit of produce. I used to live in the Chicago area (Mt. Prospect) and remember how awful some winter were. The snow is not all bad though. If I remember correctly, snow captures nitrogen as it falls and then feeds the soil when it melts. I too am waiting for the spring when I can get out and have a go at growing some veggies.

  • 2. Emily  |  January 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I love thinking of all the garden possibilities during the dormancy of winter. Can’t wait to see how your garden grows this year! Want me to come up and help you eat it?

    PS: Love the herbs photo – it’s a brilliant banner.


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