Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Garden Fever

garden 2009

It has finally warmed up enough here to start planting the garden, hooray!! It's hard to believe that we have only been snow free for 3 weeks but the bitter cold frosty mornings are still hanging on :) My oldest two are really into the garden this year and want to help out with ever aspect which is wonderful. I hope the enthusiasm holds out through the weeding season! LOL.

garden 2009

When we were down island last week I cheated a bit and picked up some veggie starter packs to plant along with our seedlings to give us a bit of an earlier harvest on some of the veggies. The kids picked out cabbage, broccoli, artichokes, lettuce and some sweet peas to grow up the garden fence.

garden 2009

Teamwork, you gotta love it! One to scoop the horse manure into the holes and another to plunk in the plants :)

garden 2009

And what would a day of digging in the dirt be without worms! Thank goodness there was no taste testing. Well there may have been a little dirt munching at one point, but definitely no worms made it into my 3 year olds mouth :) Now we just have to keep the slugs at bay until we can plant our warmer crops after May 24th. The danger of any frost will have passed by then and I am so looking forward to beans.

~ Rosina

1 comment:

Jenn4him said...

Looks great! I love this time of the year. In IN, our frost free date is usualy around Mother's Day. I am eager for that date to pass! Although, it wouldn't stay cold for long.