Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's officially summer at my house! Our garden is IN!

Let the summertime activities commence! The garden is officially in and done! Let the harvest be huge and the weeds small. Happy dance...happy dance!

Let me give you a tour....

Here is our tomato box. We actually planted them about 2 weeks ago during a break in the rain. I read online that to keep weeds down put down wet newspaper. We went one step farther and added some extra dirt just to keep the newspaper from flying away. I haven't seen any weeds here and it's been raining every day since we put these babies in. Maybe now that the sun is out they will start to take off. We also have 2 grape plants that reside in here as well.

First....let me just say I like to think I have a green thumb. However basil and I do not get along. We never have. The one pictured above on the left is trying to humor me... I think. We have my indoor oregano and basil. There are 2 pots in the kitchen window. The oregano LOVES it here.

My outdoor oregano with a Gerbera Daisy. I love having homedried oregano on hand. Just in case you were wondering. And I like the fresh smell.

Our pretty flowers inviting you to our house - which may or may not be clean depending on if people are actually doing their chores on any given day. So...come and be surprised! I know I will be! lol

Our garden plot. The white stuff all around is slug bait. I was all done and looking at what I did and I started laughing. Remember watching The Spiderwick Chronicles and the white stuff they had all the way around the house to keep the goblins out? This reminded me of that. Except we are keeping the slug goblins out of the garden and keeping the worms in.

Just another view. Russell was my knight in shining armor helping me till one more time and planting seeds and driving stakes into the ground.
We are hoping to have a nice harvest of the following....
pole beans
cosmos flowers
eating cucumbers
more zinnias
pickling cucumbers
nasturtium flowers
jack-o-laterns for carving
summer squash
strawberries on the deck
grapes- won't be ready this year
I will be putting in pole peas on the deck. Need more soil first.


Blessed Rain said...

I would love such a large garden area.
Right now i have sugar snap pea, tomatoes, strawberries, mint, onions, pomegranate and peanuts growing.
They are all in tubs though so I am unsure if I will get a good crop or not.

Cindy said...

Crazy!! I'm finding that basil hates me too. My rosemary looks great, but both of my basil plants are sad. I'm going to give them a little bit of time without rain and if they still look terrible I'll rip them out and replace them.

Someday I will have a garden... and perhaps I won't kill my plants...

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!