Jul 1, 2010

vegtable seeds...

Okay, seriously...someone needs to stop me.  I have been bitten by the red, white and blue bug!  I just can't seem to stop buying 4th of July decorations.  I have hit every Michael's, Target, Walmart and Joannes within my driving sphere over the last couple of weeks.  Tomorrow is the day I spread out all my loot and start playing, arranging and getting ready for our annual 4th of July BBQ.  (I know, I know, another BBQ!)


We've had our share of hot dogs and hamburgers over the last few weekends so we are going with Mexican food.  Carne asada on the BBQ, Mexican rice, beans, corn salad, pasta salad, fresh salsa and guacamole, a vegetable platter and for dessert Apple pie a la mode and chocolate cake...Mmm...mmm!


My husband built what I hope is the first of many raised bed planters this year.  We got a little bit of a late start putting in seeds but lucky for us we live in California and the seeds didn't seem to notice. Ha!



The first row is green onions...followed by radishes and in the back a couple of (store bought) tomato plants, cucumbers vines and peppers. 


Never one to check labels too closely...I bought what I thought was a bell pepper plant that actually turned out to be jalapeno peppers...lol.   So instead of spaghetti sauce we'll be tasting fresh salsa!


I have a couple more tomato plants that went in earlier in the season mixed in with my cutting flowers, that are producing tons of cherry tomatoes already.

That's it for today.  Can't wait to show you what I have planned for the 4th!

Blessings,
Patty

13 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Have fun with your decorations and B-B-Q, you can never have enough red, white and blue-enjoy!

Darla said...

sounds festive. love the veggie patch.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Patty,
I don't want to see you in that clearance aisle on July 5th!!! lol Have a great time on the 4th!
xo
Robin

Diane said...

Lovin' it..I am soooooo jealous...I have very little red~white~and blue.....but am going shopping today, so now might have to get a bit more...thanks for enabling me...hey what time is the b-bque...it sounds yummy...LOL!!

Susan said...

Your garden is moving right along! How wonderful. I miss growing veggies here in our new place.

I totally love the daisies in your patriotic vases.

Hope you enjoy your Mexican menu on the 4th of July! ;-) Actually, it sounds very yummy.
Susan

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Homemade salsa sounds good! Your veggies are coming along so nicely. I love those cute little buckets.

Maureen said...

I was just out looking at my own garden and my pepper plants look like your jalapeno - peppers already while the plants are still small. Odd.

Junebug said...

You garden is doing better then mind and I planted several weeks ago. Just too much rain in the Northwest. We are suppose to get into the 90's next week so I have my fingers crossed the veggies will take off. Have a wonderful BBQ and go RED, WHITE & BLUE!!

Beth said...

Patty, I like your photo of the daisies in the red, white and blue buckets. Have a great celebration and enjoy your Mexican food - sounds tasty!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, how nice to have a vege garden, we wish we could have one here but in the desert? *sigh.....
I love Mexican food, especially those in the south west, they are really different from those in the east coast where I used to lived.

Debbie said...

I have two small raised flower beds and can't believe how much better they are doing than anything planted straight into the ground. Have fun with your red, whit and blue and Happy 4th to you.

Karen said...

Your garden is looking good! One day soon you will be reaping the benefits of it! I love the daisies. Hope you have a wonderful 4th! ~Karen

Manuela@TPOH said...

Your lucky you live in CA you can really garden all year round!

Have a wonderful 4th!

Manuela