25 February 2009

Indoor Hobbit Garden

You can take the farmer out of dirt but you can't take the dirt out of the farmer. We thought it would be nice to grow an indoor garden because we miss our garden back home and Elora talks about it all the time. Everytime we eat corn or green beans she says "we grew this in our garden." And, as if our house wasn't dirty enough we had to buy some dirt to make it more official. If only Chris hadn't left his farmer pants at home.

Here is Chris-wise Gamgee examining 'is soil. Looks good to me, but it better since it cost so much. We should have just dug some dirt out of the apartment courtyard, but the neighbors might have noticed the huge hole or wondered what we were trying to bury...
Elora and Ollie were really excited to play with the seeds. Elora only dumped out two bags this year (too bad one of them was the carrots - the seeds are very small and there are a lot), and since she dumped them on the carpet we didn't have to worry about random plants growing in odd places like they do back home.

Elora helped us plant: Carrots, Green Beans (we even bought some little poles and wire we're going to try to string up in the window), Snow Peas (with a bamboo trellis), Onion, Garlic, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Oregano, Sage, Basil, and Cilantro. So excited about the Cilantro since it's not commonly found here. Now all of the window sills in our house are lined with long pots. It's only a matter of time before one of them gets dumped out by Elora...

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