Monday, August 24, 2009


This year our garden has been a huge success! We tried some new items this year, as we do every year. The items of choice this year, were carrots and potatoes. Both of them are super good!

We have a guinea pig that likes carrots so we decided to try and grow them...well Snickers(the guinea pig) may just have to settle for the store bought ones, because the ones from the garden are super sweet and good! Connor is even going to pack some in his lunch tomorrow!

One of the things I enjoy about the garden is being able to share with others. Today Davis and I went to his school and one of the teachers was so excited to receive some jalapenos! I was glad she took them because we have soooo many and they are super hot.

Another success was this pumpkin seed that Carson planted last year in school. He literally brought home a Solo cup with a little pumpkin plant growing and it was no bigger than a few inches tall. The plant almost died before we planted in the ground, but as you can see it survived! It is even bigger now than in the picture and there are two of them. Jim had to keep cutting the plants back because it was taking over the garden! The problem is, I think, they are going to be ready way before October, which is a bummer. You can bet we will be keeping some of these seeds and planting them again next year, but maybe not quite so early.

The boys have such a great time with the garden. They are usually eager to go out and help harvest the goods. Hopefully it will be a tradition we carry on next summer.

1 comment:

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so envious. I want a garden too and yours is producing some great food. I do love the sharing part too!!