Tuesday, April 27, 2010

too much of a good thing?

The other day I was reading an article about the White House vegetable garden and almost choked when I read that it was 1100 square feet because that's how big my community garden plot is this year! (I'm not sure what's going on with Steven and his hair in this photo. It is definitely too much of a good thing at the moment.)

I read later that Michelle Obama thought the garden was too small so they have expanded it, but still, that's how big it was last year! And since heads of state of important nations are not coming to my house for dinner, I am not going to host suppers for 600, and I don't have two tween girls with hungry friends I think I'm in trouble!

I may have bitten off more than I can chew (pun intended) but it's too late to turn back now! (yeah, that's a bed for 28 tomato plants. no typo, I said 28.)

14 comments:

Things That Can Fly said...

Wowza.
Have you ever seen the french film "Jean de Florette"? Your endeavor reminds me of that movie.

Chudney Defreitas-Thomas said...

you've still got me beat, but we too have begun planting.

Grace said...

I hope you know how to can tomatoes! You can make salsa, chutney, sauce, etc. and can that too. That's going to be a lot of tomatoes, lady! Enjoy all your fresh produce. Maybe you can set up a roadside stand - Ha Ha!

compulsively compiled said...

oh, my. 28 tomato plants are going to make so many tomatoes! I am eager to see how your garden grows. i wish mine was bigger but since i only just convinced my husband to take out some of our lawn last year for an expansion, i'm going to be very happy with my 200 square feet.

owl and peacock : melina said...

dear god, are you kidding? that's incredible! words cannot express my envy...

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

28 tomato plants! You are going to have a lot of happy visitors.

Brandi said...

I think it's a great idea to take on a challenge. Iron Chef did an episode where the chefs' secret ingredient was anything from the White House garden. It was brilliant. I think more people should do this.

Dancing Branflake said...

I love it! Is there anything you can't do?

programas didacticos said...

Not to worry, you'll have awesome crops, and whateveryou don't manage to, well, chew, you can always make fab preserves or freeze and enjoy all winter long.

hip hip gin gin said...

Wow, that is a lot! But you can do it!! And I'm pretty sure that after you eat, freeze, preserve, and can, you will still have enough left over crop to become very popular with the neighbors. What better way to make new friends than with fresh produce? Good luck, happy planting!!

Jayne said...

Oh, I love this! You can be the sweet neighbor who rings doorbells and hands off 10 tomatoes. =)

Hollie said...

haha you better get a booth at a farmers market!

chiara said...

holy crow. i mean, holy tomatoes.

pen.ny said...

What a plot! Too much? For you and Steven? No way.

These pictures are amazing. Makes me wish my thumb was a whole hell of a lot greener:)