Saturday, August 30, 2008
Learning in Lakewood
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This week, we had family come by for a visit. While here, mom walked through the garden, checking out every single plant. She expressed her suprise to my hubby at how well the garden is doing since I have no previous experience with gardening. The tomatoes aren't ready, but I was able to share some of our cucumbers with her.
I don't know how much longer these tomatoes need until they ripen, but I check several times a day. As if a major change will occur between the morning and afternoon.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I had my doubts about the success of the corn, but ears of corn have started to pop out on several of the stalks. Of course, progress reports will continue. ;-)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
After an unusually wet spring, here in Washington, I began to question if I should have planted the 30 ears of corn. They look like this, not growing a single inch, for at least two weeks. Actually, everything planted in this bed seemed on hold; the lemon cucumbers (far end by the wood trellis), loose leaf lettuce, pole beans, peas, radish, zucchini, and the pumpkin (the closest little plant in the picture). This is also the bed we ended up planted the seeds that were soaked. Making it the Surprise Garden.
My youngest daughter, who is 18 months old, checks the garden with me every day. Ok, we check several times each day. She enjoys looking for results as much as I do. One of her first stops is at the bell peppers. There was so much excitement about the three bell peppers growing. She must have been a little too excited because I turned my back, and she handed me one!! Ooooops. Well, I could look forward to the other 8 that we flowering. Nope. She yanked everyone of them as well. So, now I have to guard the two bell peppers that are left.
The sweet peas started blooming a few days ago, and we have a few peas to pick.
Only have one tomato so far, but it receives plenty of attention from my little girl.
Sunday, July 6, 2008