To Read on the Journey

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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"
"live fully!"
"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?


I'm Tara. said...

I love it! Ummm, if I leave now, I could be there by Saturday night. How does that sound? :)

Simply Sara said...

Great Job Micheal!
Looks like all his hard work paid off beautifully!

And Denise, I love your signs.
The "not so secret garden" is too sweet.
And "come lettuce worship and bow down" totally cracked me up!

You guys are so much fun!

Heart2Heart said...

Love your beautiful garden. Hubby and I are trying to find ways to expand ours.

We just had our first two tomatoes of the season and simply delicious, never even made it into a salad. Nope just popped them into our mouths!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Shell in your Pocket said...

Looks wonderful!!! Wow..I love the little white picket fence door!
sandy toe

Kristen said...

wow! your garden is doing great!

we have a few tomatoes growing for our salsa garden. can't wait to get the salsa making started.

Linda Z said...

Ooo! Yummy harvest! It kind of makes me sad that we cemented over our "garden". I love all your signs!! :) My friend Tania and I used to play in her "Secret Garden" on the side of her house! It was magical!! :)

hannah singer said...

cute! LOVE the signs. i wanted in on the co-op garden here, but it was full this year. a downside to living downtown-no yard.