Backyardigans – Growing your Vegetables.
July 11, 2009 § 9 Comments
So it’s the July 13th, 3 am in the morning, trying to study but also thinking about my next blog topic about Gardens in the backyard. I spoke to a friend of mine who is a resident of Smyrna and is also an avid gardener apart from the amazing space planning she does at work. Her husband too loves the smell of earth and getting all dirty planting his favorite vegetables. Now, I good some good leads from her regarding who to meet. So i am planning and my next move. But, before that i wanted to share with you the organic garden Michelle planted, Yes, First lady Michelle Obama. White House – Backyardigans. Click on link to read NY Times article. This is the layout of the garden. See more pics below.
I hope you liked this article. Now my next mission is to visit the Smyrna Farm Market and do some talking with locals. In the meanwhile I will try and find a few pictures from my friends garden and include them in the article. Till then, have a good week and dont forget to check this space in few days.
A couple of phone calls and emails to locals of Smyrna and I was directed to Mr Roy Hall’s Vegetable Garden at the Intersection of SouthCobb and Church Road. They said, ” You will find him in the garden…”. I went looking for him on a weekend and asked him if I could talk to him and his passion for an article for my Blog. Mr Hall agreed ad decided to meet on July 21 at 10am.
So here I was, excited to finally meet Mr Green fingers of Smyrna. I met him at his home where he usually stocks up his vegetables and the locals come get their favorite locally grown organic veggies from him. This years produce was mostly tomatoes, juicy, ripe, and delicious. Okra, Beans, sweet and hot Peppers, Squash and Eggplant. Mr Hall has been a resident of Smyrna for many years and has been growing vegetables for 15 years. He said he was passionate about it and enjoyed picking tomatoes even when the days got 100 degrees and higher. As I drove in to the lot, Mr Hall was already there, his red pick up truck carefully parked on the side as he was hauling a bucket full of juicy red tomatoes. He zealously picked more as he showed me around his little garden explaining how the day gets hotter and how this years produce was fantastic. Nonetheless, Mr Hall is here everyday from 7 am in the morning picking vegetable and tending to the needs of his work. I was also lucky to get a few tomatoes and peppers as I drove back home happy to meet another person who is doing good for the environment. So anytime you are in the area, driving on South Cobb, turn into Church Road and you will see the lot on the right. You may be lucky to meet Mr Hall if you drive by early in the morning.
I apologise for the fuzzy pictures. There was too much sunlight and my lens was acting up again.