what my garden is doing 7 weeks later....
It's growing! That's what! So far, we've actually gotten to eat spinach and lettuce from the garden. Seriously, I had no idea that lettuce would taste as different as it did being so fresh. Yum!! Can't wait to give everything else a taste straight from the ground.
If you look really close, you can see a wire backdrop on the garden for some of the veggies to vine on. This box holds the beans. Providence was so amazed that they just figure out how to climb. We only had to point them in the right direction, and the next morning ... there they were ... climbing toward the sun! (Now if only training children were as simple ....)
There is also corn, flowers, squash, soybeans and cucumber (which are starting to flower!!), and basil.
This box has the peas, which aren't doing as well as the beans. They don't want to climb, they just keep getting twisted up with each other. There's also flowers, pumpkin, 2 new boxes of sprouting lettuce, corn, strawberry, and squash.
This is the last box. It has the yummy lettuce, spinach (which is going to seed now with the heat ... does anyone know if that means it is no good to eat anymore? I can't figure that out), flowers, squash, pumpkin, carrots, and onions. When I went to space out the carrots, the kids were amazed that little tiny baby carrots were actually already forming. They were so cute, and the kids thought I was pretty cruel to kill such cute things.
This is one of the pumpkin plants. The buds are starting to form where the flowers will come in. I was jogging the other day and spotted these huge yellow flowers in someones garden that were just beautiful. I asked my friend what they were and she told me it was pumpkin. Everywhere there was a flower, is where a pumpkin would grow. WOW!!! 1) I can't wait to have those flowers beautifying my yard. And 2) I think I will charge money and open a pumpkin patch this fall. There are a lot of buds forming! Providence even said, "Mom, now we don't have to get ripped off at the pumpkin patch. We'll be able to pick them in our own back yard!". (That's my girl.)
(Aaron said I should have entitled this post .... "Just for Aaron and Jody's parents" ... because that may be the only people that were wondering. I think there are a couple more. But for the rest of you, I will now return to normal programming.)