Our veggie and herb garden

By mattantonino | June, 13, 2011 | 0 comments

At my parents’ house in Maine we have four acres of land.  When I lived in Syracuse I mainly lived in apartments until the last few years.  I always longed for the countryside.  The acres of grass and openness called my name and always will.  When I moved home I saw an opportunity to be outdoors more and have definitely taken advantage.

Last year I moved back too late to do anything serious with food outdoors. This year?  I knew I had to plant a garden.  Mom and I laid out a plan for a raised bed vegetable garden and we went to work.  We built three 4×8′ boxes and filled them with veggies and herbs.  We planted spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli, green beans, peas, zucchini, tomatoes, strawberries, garlic, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, rosemary … it makes me tired just thinking about it!

Over the last 17 years I’ve been out of the state for the entire time.  Growing up as the oldest of 5 I often helped mom around the house, cooked, cleaned and worked closely with her. Being home, I’m excited to share that sort of time with her again for as long as it lasts.

I took some early photos to show what we’re doing and will take more throughout the summer.  As a food photographer I thought it was only appropriate that I grow some of my own food. I cannot wait until some produce gets indoors to shoot.

raised garden beds beefsteak tomato plant in our raised bed raised bed garden closeup of rows green beans popping up in the garden new seedlings in our garden peas popping up in the garden open green beans seedling in our vegetable garden

I’m excited for our garden, our time together and all of the great food we’re going to get from this project.   Don’t forget to subscribe and follow the journey!

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