Saturday, July 9, 2011

Garden 2011

Well, it has been the coldest spring since 1955 this year, so the garden is going in about a month and a half late. We will have to take our chances and see what we get this year, but we are going ahead with it anyway.
The kids and I got out the seeds, trellises, and tomato cages and got to work. This year I even paid them each $5.00 to help me out. It got them to work longer and without too much complaint.

  Logan is my little gardener. He loves every minute of it and is the first one to bring in the harvest when it arrives. Funny kid.

 Robb found these cool bamboo pyramids at a clients house when they were throwing them away. He hauled them home and we set them up. The peas and the beans are going to have a great time climbing those.
Landon spent most of his time putting on gloves. There were some outbursts of frustration (because he NEVER, does that) because he kept trying to put on two of the same glove. A right handed glove just isn't meant to got on a left had, no matter how long you work at it.
All in all it went well and everything germinated in under a week, so I am crossing my fingers that the weatherman is right and that we are in for a warmer and dryer than normal summer. I am also hoping for a good Indian summer so we can get some corn. If not then we will be off to the farmers market.
This should make for an interesting canning season. Happy gardening everyone!

Here is a list of what we put in this year:
Corn, Carrots, Lettuce, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Beets, Radishes, Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Butternut squash, Zucchini, Potatoes, Peas, Green Beans, and pumpkins


Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Better late than never!
I have resorted to a little bribery now and again. Its a great way to introduce them to "making money" and learning it takes a lot of hard work to make a buck. ;O)

Morgan said...

Good luck to you! You have had the coldest spring and we have had the hottest summer!

I can't wait to see you results!