Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today was such a gorgeous day here in Kentucky! It was comfortably warm, with lots of strong breezy winds. Wonderful for us to walk around and see the sights....but a lot less convenient for all of the vendors who had their tents and brochures flying about!

I was very happy to find vendors selling garden plants that were organic and heirloom. Heirloom plants allow for you to save the seeds and reuse them for future years, plus have the fun of sharing with friends. :)

Plants I bought today include:

several varieties of tomatoes (ah! Just the thought of the glorious scent of tomato plants has me looking forward to getting the tiller out!)
cucumbers
cabbage
cauliflower
broccoli
eggplant
lettuce (growing in my indoor window garden!)
basil (also growing indoors, along with some parsley I already had)
and probably a few more that I can't remember.

We were also able to buy some seeds. We're planning a large area for pumpkins, gourds, corn, watermelon, and some other melons. And of course I'm going to grow zucchini! (such an impressive plant!)

I am hoping that we can get all of these lovely plants into the ground very soon. I am really looking forward to growing lots of yummy things in my own back yard this year!

What will your garden grow this summer?

1 comment:

Anna said...

Hello Mrs. Johns,
My Momma has just finished your class. I have enjoyed learning about it, too.

I have a garden blog that I started this summer as part of my garden project. You can see what I am growing at: www.gardeningformyfamily.blogspot.com

I really liked the lemonade with the stevia!