Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday Special - March 22nd

With the weather starting to turn warmer, we started gearing up to put in our garden for the year. This year we are growing corn, beets, spinach, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes (roma & grape included), green beans, peas, eggplant, yellow and zucchini squash and of course, watermelon. (I may have forgotten an item or two - oh, yeah - radishes! and sunflowers!) Our gardening efforts in years past have been hampered by extremely wet seasons and the clay that runs rampant in our back yard, but we are determined this year. We staked out a different part of the yard with good sun and good drainage. The kids are excited and looking forward to seeing everything growing. I am hoping to be able to use my big ol' canner this year for something other than making mashed potatoes in at Thanksgiving.

Some preliminary garden pictures:

Jessica telling Adam the different seeds we started.

Garrett and Matt putting in the onion starts.

Sadie's job was dandelion eradication. She was very good at it.

She also made a worm farm. (or at least that was what she told me this was.)

Hoping to have some growing veggies pictures to come soon!

1 comment:

Momtothreebabies said...

i cant believe how much sadie looks like jessi in this pic! their faces are so much alike! I want to come play in your garden!!
love you, JL