Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Garden...

Patrick was inspired, by Wendell Berry's The Art of the Commonplace, to plant a garden.  We (read 90% Patrick) spent hours clearing the grass and tilling the soil.  We (again, read Patrick...with a little help from Adeline) planted tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, zuchinni, summer squash, five types of peppers, and peas.



Adeline had such fun helping to plant everything...





especially the peas...




About a week after we planted our lovely garden, our neighbor said the man that did her termite treatment (we had just been treated as well) suggested we not eat anything from our garden for 2 years!  It never even occurred to us, but yes, they do shoot chemicals into the ground around the perimeter of your house....so much for organic gardening.

nice.

We Patrick had to transplant everything.

To give this story a happy ending, I will say that our veggies are looking great and we planted some pumpkins and sunflowers to decorate (not eat) in the fall.  Patrick had a great attitude about the whole thing (a lesson for this checkitoffthelist mom).  He even wakes up early to water everything in the morning.  So glad SOMEONE in this house has a green thumb.

4 comments:

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Wow! I am totally impressed he has not given up... garden looks impressive!!!

Mari said...

Cute pictures - Adeline looks like she is enjoying helping!

Jen said...

Nothing beats veggies fresh from the garden! So, I'm a little confused...did you have to till another entirely new garden after Patrick prepared the first area?

Linda said...

awfully cute helper he has there!