Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Garden

You might have heard me say that I love my back yard. When we moved in, the previous owners had a garden in the one spot in the back yard that had any chance for sun. It quickly grew into a weed garden under our care. We finally tilled the ground a grew grass. Then, we decided that that spot was a great place for the trampoline.

This year, something came over Erik and Andrew and they decided to put a garden back in the one tiny sun spot.
We weren't sure how well this garden would grow, because it was under a big shade tree. Then that tree split and we had to get it taken out. Now that part of our back yard is very sunny all day. Perfect for the garden. Erik and the kiddos planted strawberries, peas, lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes and pumpkins. So far it has been a very successful little garden.

Look at the picture again, and up by the swing set you will see a big pumpkin plant slowly making its way across our yard. It reminds me of one of my favorite picture books...We had some extra pumpkin seedlings, and so Erik planted an extra seedling in the back corner of our upper back yard. Unlike the main character in this book, I have always wanted to grow pumpkins in my yard. I love the idea of pumpkins. I love making pumpkin recipes. Here's hoping we get some fun pumpkins for Halloween this year!


Lori said...

When does the Tennant Farmer's Market open? I need a few fresh vegetables ;)

Julie W said...

Pumpkins are all we have in our garden this year. It is amazing how much they grow each day. I had just put a skewer in the ground at the end of each plant the other day so we can actually see how much they grow. Most of them it was almost a foot at day.