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Friday, May 22, 2009

Our Garden

A few weeks ago we got up early on Saturday and planted our garden as a family. I tried to involve all of the kids in the planting process and they actually had a lot of fun! I'm so happy that it's summertime again! Here we are working together. Nathan is working on watering all the tomato plants.

Samantha and Nathan working in the garden.

Athena and Samantha helped me take all the plant starts out of the containers and get them ready to be put in the ground. Jeremy did the actual digging in the dirt for most of the plants, and Nathan did the follow-up watering.

Alexandra walked around trying to follow us, but she kept standing on the plants. Mostly she got sent to play on the playset for a while. It must be hard to be a toddler!

So, for this year we ended up planting tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, carrots, peas, beans, onions, and garlic. We'll see how it all turns out!

We also put in a few fruit trees this year on the north side of our house. We planted 2 peach trees and one apple tree. I'm expecting we won't see fruit on these trees for a few years, but I'm excited to see our trees get bigger.


Shnopa said...

I love that you have a garden each year. It was fun to know what you planted. I planted many of the same things. My goal is to have all the items necessary for salsa. I think I'll be good on everything but the tomatoes. I hope your garden is productive.

Lisa said...

Your garden looks very nice. It's so fun to grow your own food. Looks like the kids had fun planting and helping too.

The Allreds said...

makes me long for my Payson backyard. we had just planted fruit trees in the fall...ugh!
your garden looks good already. how fun!

trudihyer said...

Way to go! I'm not a great gardener, but I love to dig in the dirt a little and grow our own veggies! We are trying to have kids help in our garden and we have to keep reminding ourselves that we aren't trying to raise a perfect garden, but we are trying to raise a good family.

big8smiley said...

You guys are great at that, Trudi. Your family seems so involved. I think that's the hardest part with letting the kids help - constantly reminding yourself that it's OK if it gets messed up a little. I'm hoping for the same thing, that I remember to have them help.

dena4kids said...

It is so funny you did a garden post I am working on one now!Great minds,

Your garden looks great! We have a tiny garden at the house and a big garden at the Ward building. It is really funny to watch the kids picking the veggis and getting so excited about it!
How are your herbs doing?

Cynthia said...

Good luck on a successful garden this year. I too have most of mine planted. I got it in kinda late this year. Luckily we have a long growing season.

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