Friday, March 20, 2009

Empty Garden

Gosh is it Friday again already??!? Well welcome back! As usual, I am late to post, but honestly I enjoy coffee with friends more at night time rather than in the morning. I know, I'm weird like that.

Anyway, today was an exciting day. I got the boys all dressed and fed early and we all went out in the back yard and planted the garden. Kiddo (4) was a great helper - I was actually kind of surprised. Sometimes he gets a little carried away when he is excited about something, but he listened really well and did everything I told him to do. I think he was getting a little bored with it all toward the end, but getting to water everything real good was fun for him. Of course, he wanted to go back out a couple of hours later to "see all the vegetables"! (we planted all seeds - no plants) I had to do some serious explaining on that one! I hope he doesn't lose interest before the sprouts show up.

In our little 4x8 we planted green beans, assorted bell peppers, corn, cucumber, zucchini, yellow onion, green onion, tomato, spinach and brussel sprouts. I have a feeling we won't get much out of the spinach and brussel sprouts; it's a bit too late for them this season. In individual planters I am going to plant basil, rosemary, chives and dill. I will have to get some more dirt and do that tomorrow.

Port did pretty good out there. I laid down a big sheet and put his walker on top of it. I didn't want him in our mine field of a yard (darn dog!). He can't roll the walker on the rough ground, so he got pretty annoyed with being stuck. I eventually had to take him out and hold him a bit while we planted, but after a few minutes I just set him down on the sheet and he stayed put long enough for us to finish up.

I just hope we get something soon! I am excited too. :) Thanks for coming by tonight. I hope you all have a great weekend!

D :)


Rachel Anne said...

It sounds like a great time in the garden! Did you take pictures??? I can almost picture Port trying to help!!

I'm going to "try" and get started on mine this week. I feel hopelessly behind, but maybe it will still be ok. I think I'll cheat and get some plants at home depot....

My husband will be out of town again next week so I'm not sure how much I'll get done.

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Wow - you've been very busy! I long to plant a garden, but our dogs consider the entire yard "theirs", so it's pretty hopeless. You'll have to post updates on yours - it's always so exciting to see plants grow - and even more exciting when they produce FOOD! :) Have a great weekend recharging!

Victoria said...

I wish I could plant a garden ... I just know I won't maintain it. Even my container gardening usually goes to pot (yup, I said it).

Wishing you a bountiful (and fast, for kiddo's sake) harvest :)

Mommahen said...

I have a friend who SWEARS that planting on Good Friday is the best time. So we always wait until then. Our tomatoes bloom a little later and we go crazy waiting, so we understand your little guys impatience.

I hope this year we can plant a bit more than in previous years. I know it will be work, but I love fresh veggies.

Good luck with yours. With all the tender loving care it sounds like it's getting I'm sure it will be great! Thanks for the coffee!

mholgate said...

All this talk of gardens makes me wish I had one of my own! We've tried it here before with no luck. I just have to be happy with my raspberries in the summer. I make all kinds of things with them. Mostly jam.

I hope you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor!


onemotherslove said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear when you sprout!! : ) My son keeps asking where the vegetables are, too! This is a good exercise in patience for all of us!

Joyce said...

How exciting. We'll have to see photos of the garden once things start to sprout.

- Joyce

Alicia said...

I hope your garden is a success! They're alot of work, but they're so rewarding!

I have alot of people willing to try the rejects! LOL

Camille said...

I hope your garden blooms soon. I know what it's like trying to hold off anxious 4 year olds. Thanks for the coffee, even if I'm really late stopping by.

Pink {Aloha Monkey} said...

Yes, I wish I was capable of actually growing something instead of killing it slowly.

I drink coffee in the PM at times myself. Caffeine has no affect on me, except in the mornings when I don't get it.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

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