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New Roots

Last weekend, I played in the dirt with my hubby.
I ripped out weeds and dead stems left behind from our first garden in Cow Town. Next, we added new soil and mapped out spots for our new plants.

Adding New Dirt
Before dawn, I spent a few hours researching what plants work for our garden space. Last year, the potato plants played Prima Donnas. Basically, the potato vines took over most of the space. I suspect that’s what killed off the chives and green bean plants. Another rock star in my garden: Roma Grape Tomatoes. I remember picking some for my parents. As I showed off our backyard, we sampled the fresh vegetable off the vine.

For this year, I wanted more structure for our garden instead of using a strategy of “Anything Goes.” I wanted to give plants a fighting chance.

Here’s what we planted for 2010:
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Still Alive

I think we have green thumbs! I also think the last round of rainy weather helped our veggie garden.

Still Alive!
The potatoes are thriving. There are 10 leafy plants sprouting from the ground. I shot this picture last month. Now, the potato leaves cover most of the ground. I had to replant the rosemary because the potato leaves covered most of it. I think I’ll have to replant the dill as well, because of those potato leaves.