Friday, April 10, 2009

Garden Sowing

This morning we planted the garden - after I read three days worth of my Bible in a Year plan. John is much more precise than I ever could think of being - I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants person... at least when it comes to the details.

Here is the garden planting in pictures...

We started by sectioning off the areas for the various types of vegetables that we would be planting...

And the other side sectioned off...

Missy was helping... or well - keeping me distracted... we played fetch for a while.

Here we are all planted... from the left: cucumbers, open section for probably okra, radishes, carrots, onions, and green beans.

Up top in the middle... from left: yellow summer squash and zucchini.

And the other side... from left: open for strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and corn. Now we just sit back and wait for our plants to start coming up in 1-2 weeks... at that time we'll have some plants to weed out in order for better growth. I must say I had a good time reading about the different ways to grow the plants, and looking at the seeds... most of them were nothing like I'd expect.

John is watering the newly planted seeds in order to get a good saturation. I took over after a while... and got a little water happy - I took it to the trees and other flower beds in the yard too.

Here I am watering one of the two identical corner beds in the back of the yard... that was our morning. John is going to pick up some tomato plants and bell pepper plants while he is out tomorrow morning. He was tipped off by his Dad that a feed store up in their area has some good plants... and since John had plans to run an errand up there in the morning anyway - he's going to stop by.

So we might have some actual plants to show for all this planting sometime later in the weekend. Right now we just have some little gnarly looking onion tops sticking out - but not much else. I'm so excited (like a 2 year old) to see when our little baby plants start popping up above the soil.
Stay tuned!


  1. I am so jealous of the garden and Kim, you look GREAT in that picture!

  2. I've got two words for you:


    And I'll 2nd Kim on that you look GREAT!! :-)

  3. I hope you can see the difference in you, in that picture, like Kim and JLI said. You do look great!

    2nd, did you guys follow plans for the planter/garden? We want to garden, but I didn't want to pull up the sod and have it look like a nightmare. Even if nothing is planted, it still looks nice.

    I can't wait to see the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor!


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