in late april michael planted a garden.
he leveled the side yard, laid gofer wire, built 4 garden beds, fenced in the garden, picked up 2 truck loads of compost from a friend (who helped with gardening tips), planted the seeds, and put in the watering system. he has tended to his garden, and he has waited for the garden to grow.
before we left for bass lake, nearly 3 weeks ago, the garden was showing promise. we had enjoyed 7 strawberries, 1 small zuchini, and a bit of cilantro.
but look at it now!cilantro, basil, oregano, garlic, garlic chives, corn on the cob, roma tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, spinach, pumpkin, zucchini and yellow squash!it is exciting to see and to eat the fruit of his labor.
i was in charge of the garden signs which read-
"the not so secret garden" (emilie's favorite book is the secret garden)
"come lettuce worship and bow down"
"give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard"
"grow what you love, and the love will keep it growing"
"bloom where your planted"
oh, and those aren't real snakes in the garden (can you see them in the pix). the kids placed their plastic snakes in the garden to deter birds, and other animals. those plastic snakes are good at keeping mommy out of the garden too!
now that we have all these great veggies, when are you coming for dinner?