This year we grew a garden! Cole gets really into gardening; last year we were living on my dad's property and we worked a 'row' of his big garden, and it's one of his favorite memories. Here's some pictures of us at the beginning:
Right after I took these pictures, I smashed my finger to mush trying to level the blocks. So the garden took a back burner until my finger stopped throbbing (about 2 weeks!).
Here's the next stage, we planted squash, zucchini, blue lake green beans, tomatoes, and sweet peas.
|This was an experiment; we wanted to make a sweet pea-teepee. Our peas never quite got tall enough, though.|
|Squash and cucumbers|
I REALLY wish I had paid attention to the specific variety of each vegetable we planted. Some varieties are more resistant to diseases, etc., and while we have had a lot of successes in our garden, we've also had some issues. More about that in a minute. Here's what it
looks like now looked like a few weeks ago:
|Our second batch of beans--we thought purple ones would be fun. They have turned out to be a good example of a variety that does not grow well though. We'll be sticking to Blue Lakes next year!|
|Our sunflowers are about 10 feet tall now!|