Monday, May 17, 2010

Garden #1 and Garden #3

In my haste to upload and post these pictures, I somehow managed to delete lose garden #2 picture.  It's little bigger than garden #1, but is 1/2 onions, 1/2 sweet corn.  The corn is a couple inches tall already!

Garden #1
* Green beans, carrots, radish, chick peas, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, squash, zucchini
(and yes... this garden will be thinned out shortly.. the kids planted all of the seeds.. by themselves)  By all the seeds, I mean.. all the seeds in the packet! :-)
Garden #3
It's 1/2 potatoes, 1/2 sweet corn and little patch of onions.

Keep in mind, all three of these gardens were made the old fashion way.  No rotter tiller (sp?) was used.. just a shovel (my dear hubby), hoe and rake, lots of sweat, blisters, sore muscles and sunburn (mostly done by me).  It was a family ordeal.  Daddy, Mommy and the kids.. everyone had a hand in it.  Now comes the fun part (which the kids honestly love doing.. for now) weeding, watering, watching the plants grow...

8 comments:

Tim and Melissa said...

What gorgeous looking gardens! Keep up the great work!

Gary said...

Hey Heather, glad to see you made it out of your recliner and did some work. :) Now you have your work cut out for you with weeding. Hopefully your little helpers will be willing for that.

The Beecham's said...

Good little helpers you have!!

Grandpa and Grandma S. said...

What a cute little garden! I can see why the kids are so proud! The garden where the corn is, is that on the west or east side of the horse barn? Wonder how many potatoes you will end up with? (hmmmm........did Benjamin say he bought 50 #'s of seed potatoes?) ;)

G'ma J said...

Remember our garden? Riding your bike through it, eating carrots right after pulling them. Good memories.

Neisha said...

gardens are fun for kids. :) wow! bet you guys had sore backs!

Sam said...

Love it:)

gkey said...

dear OldFashined Garden,
I LOVE this stage: The plans, The seeds, The work, The hopes....and The...NO WEEDS yet!!
You planted peas? That always makes me think of the book we love called "Love,Ruby Lavender" the girl (whose name is Ruby Lavender)always exclaims: "Good Garden 'a Peas" It all takes place in the south~~Halleluja Mississippi. I think y'all would enjoy it too!
love,
My gardens are only flowers this time
at
Keoni Country
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