Monday, March 12, 2012

Kitchen Garden

We had very warm and beautiful weather in Southern California this weekend, so we headed out to our backyard to do a little Spring cleaning.  We have an impossibly small backyard, but we use it to it's fullest.  It's amazing what you can with a small space if you really put your mind to it.  I mean, our kitchen garden is on the side of our house and, as you see from the photo, we don't have a lot of room.  The pots are set against the wall of our house, and a few feet across, you run into our fence! 

This Spring, in light of our vow to spend more time outside, we have planted a little kitchen garden.  There's not enough soil in our yard to create a garden, so we've done what we can with containers.  Just some herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers.  My daughter is very excited about the process and we have created a garden journal that the whole family can draw in and take notes about our urban gardening experience.  Now the trick is to see how long I can keep everyone motivated to keep the garden up!

What did you do this weekend?  Are you planting anything yet?