Friday, May 14, 2010

The Garden!!

Today we finally planted the garden. We planted just a little later than usual cause of the project of the chicken coop, the rainy cold weather, and because the new tiller my parents got decided to be a lemon of a tiller and not work. So we had to wait another week for another tiller to come. I have come to really enjoy having a garden. My parents have had a garden for years but I haven't appreciated it like I have over the past couple years. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to grow our own fruit and vegetables.

Dad tilling up the garden

 Mom planting our herbs

 We planted sage, cilantro, Italian leaf parsley, and basil

 Cosmo thought the water hose was fun

Here we planted tomatillos, jalapenos, red and green bell peppers, pablanos, and anaheim peppers

We planted a lot of tomatoes, beef, jet star and cherry tomatoes
We planted 3 different types of cucumbers, I am excited about the one that we can make pickles with

 Mom fixing the cherry tomatoes

Here we have 2 zucchini plants
And one yellow squash

 Two banana squashes 

Nick pulling the line so we can have a straight row
Dad hoeing the row

Me planting some green beans. Don't laugh at my mud boots :)
Mom trying to decide where to plant things

 We planted BLUE potatoes! I have never seen one before and I have no idea where my Dad got these from. We also planted golden potatoes.

 Nick hard at work

He really does work :)

Dad cutting the potatoes up to plant

The row of golden potatoes

Cleaning up to make the garden look nice

All done. The sunlight in this picture is a nice touch

We also planted, yellow beans, carrots, beets, chard, lettuce, onions, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. And there is also a peach tree that is starting to come up in the garden too, it is no bigger than one of the cucumber plants. It will be nice to get fresh peaches one day. I am grateful my parents are able to have a large garden. It has been a blessing and a joy to have in our lives.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Wow! Your garden looks amazing! It totally puts our little 8x8 square pile of dirt to shame! Way to go=)