07 March 2011

This is my third year as a gardener. (the nerve!) I mean, as a sower of seeds and though I am new at this and far from having natural abilities, we did have some delicious meals last year including something minty and eggplanty, loads of cold cucumber soup (mint again) and delicious salads with blueberries, strawberries, snap peas, lemon cucumbers and loads of cilantro. Our tomatoes failed, withered wonders, some, and others grew into a mysterious green crop, began as winter approached.

Each year I find myself more and more involved and also, (I am much better at sowing and growing these seeds so far) with more little hands to help turn the soil, plant the seeds and pluck our crop. This year I have ordered loads of deliciously rainbow looking possibilities from Cubits. The shoppe is so wonderfully tempting (and promising). The photographs (2 above) are gorgeous throughout - worth the trip to Cubit's for a peek.

To finish our tiny haven in the back, in addition to the garden, Walter will finish building the studio out of reclaimed wood and coziness, and we also hope to be able to find some good little chickens which busy interfered with last year for fresh eggs and kinship. We plan to build our coop early this year in preparation and intend to expand our 'gardening' section of Peg and Awl as well. As all things Peg and Awl, we must need before the making.

a garden treasury on Etsy made by me! A Garden in the City


  1. We started planing again too! I'm hoping for lettus this year.

  2. "planting lettuce"
    This is what happens when you try to type with a toddler on your lap!

  3. Woww great bounty. This my second year as a seed sower... I think I have a brown thumb...I despair, but I relentlessly keep trying...

  4. My brown thumb is lightening up a bit - Laura from Cubits recommended this site:


    I love it so far! Printed out the when to plant what and how list for starters... So much in life, if not natural comes down to reading a little and doing a lot.... there is hope!

  5. Those gardening plans sound wonderful! I can't wait to see those new Peg & Awl gardening items.

    Have you read 'How to Grow More Vegetables'? It's one of my favorite go to's, when I have a gardening question, or need to further my knowledge!


  6. Hannah - i will look into the book for sure! Thank you for the suggestion... I am headed out to put some more seedlings in the ground now - everything is going amazingly well so far!!!

  7. Toddlers! Always thwarting typing and rearranging plantings!