Sunday, April 18, 2010

Keep the Garden Growing

Saturday we went up to Arlington to help Les, my 93 year old father in-law plant his garden boxes that we build for him last spring. Our friends Lesley (who suggested we help plant the boxes) and her husband John, joined us for a pot luck lunch and planting activities.

My father in-law and his wife have have been fairly self sufficient with their vegetables and meat up until several years ago. At 93, Les is very healthy, but has down sized his working organic garden from a half acre to 160 sq ft. The smaller foot print is very manageable and just steps from the house. His boxes are the same design as mine and I think the bench top works well for him.  We planted lettuce, broccoli, chard, onions, cauliflower and snap peas.

Of course, Les is a gardening perfectionist and we are honored that he let us lend him a hand!

His garden boxes hold some of the most beautiful soil I've ever seen.