Grow, baby, grow!

Ryan built this awesome planter box a couple weekends ago from cedar, it’s on wheels/casters, & has rope pulls which make it movable – it’s pretty great! So, now that it’s warming up & safe to plant, we had the pleasure of picking out what we’d like in our first ever real vegetable garden. We picked up lots of goodies to fill it with (as well as to plant in other pots on our patio) & are so excited to see some things grow & to be able to enjoy our own fruits, vegetables, & herbs for meals throughout the summer!

Here’s what we got: Lilies (we’ve had these for several years & they come back every spring/summer), Pansies, Snapdragons, Marigolds, Nasturtium (Alaska), Superbells (Apricot Punch), Strawberries (Everbearing – Alpine & Ozark Beauty), Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Mint, Orange Mint, Basil, Thai Basil, Italian Plain Parsley, Early Red Pepper, Cal Wonder Green Bell Pepper, Arugula, Magenta Red Crisp Lettuce, Tomatoes (Roma Paste, Genovese, Marvel Stripe, Brandywine, & Better Boy), Eggplant, Brussels Sprouts, & Jalapeno Pepper. We’re hoping to pick up some Ancho Pepper plants at the Farmer’s Market this Saturday to add to our box, some more basil later on when it warms up a bit more, & we’ll be set.

And here are some photos of our little beauties sitting happily in their pots & boxes…grow, baby, grow; the really fun part will be seeing our photos later in the summer when our plants grow up & fill this box in!

Thanks to our wonderful friends Mark & Amy for the tomato plants & to Abigail & Steven for our tomato, eggplant, & jalapeno pepper plants; we hope to have enough to share with you all later this summer!


  1. Looks wonderful (and tasty)!!

  2. p.s. no more melody-free posts, please.

  3. Thanks y’all (yes, Lisa, “y’all” is VERY Texan)! And Melody is in this post…sort of – see that green line between the strawberries coming out onto the path in the last photo? That’s her outdoor leash! 😉

  4. And now we’ve added tomatillo, poblano, more basil, more marigolds, more lettuce, & red onion to our collection – bring on the bountiful harvest!

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