Friday, July 9, 2010

I Grow Shit.

I've been meaning to bust out with some pictures of my garden for a long time now. You see, when Muffin Top and I decided to get healthy [you know, way back in January], one of the things I really wanted to do was plant a garden. I had recently watched the movie Food, Inc [If you haven't seen this, RUN. Go pick it up NOW.], and it made me much more cautious about where I get my food. A garden, I figured, would be a great way to incorporate more produce in my life. And not only that, it would also be a great way to know exactly where my produce was coming from. Total win.

I have to give a shout out to my ridiculously awesome husband at this point. When I told him I wanted some raised beds for a garden, he didn't give me any crap over it. Instead, he went to the lumber store, bought all sorts of wood and built me planter boxes, just like the Pioneer Woman has! He even filled them with dirt and compost using only a shovel and wheelbarrow. My husband fucking ROCKS.

Anyways, we decided on planting bell peppers [green and red], zucchini, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and lettuce. I'm stoked to say we've had amazing success so far! We have more lettuce than 3 families can eat [Seriously, I give lettuce to strangers at this point!], and we've had some massive zucchini! [Insert funny penis joke here... I'm at a loss with the funny lately.] And the tomatoes? Damn! There are TONS of them now. I absolutely cannot wait to make a shit ton of tomato sauce with zucchini tossed in for good measure.

I don't know if any of you have thought about a garden or not, but I figured maybe some pictures would inspire. It's not been nearly the challenge I thought it would be, and it's strangely cool and empowering to grow your own food. Pictures below!
Do you like my arrows?

Lots and lots of tomatoes!

The lettuce is out of control.

First bell pepper! Shut up, I was proud!

First harvest!


  1. ShutthefrontdoorMISSY!!! hahahahaha!! ROFL! I've been watching too many episodes of Weeds.. When I saw this come up in my dashboard, I was like omg. Weed? Is she.. WHAT?! Wow. This is why I don't watch tv normally. But on a serious note, I'm impressed lady! That's awesome! My parents grow a lot of the same veggies, so I know how hard you are working out there. That takes dedication! Good job!

  2. shoewhoreninja - you can do that in Oregon you know ;) Just need the right license/permits. Of course my hubs doesn't think it's a "valid" second income, so only veggies in my garden too!