Monday, June 9, 2014

Garden 2014

This weekend we planted our vegetable garden.  It is hard to believe that we have been planting a garden for five years now!  The first two were at our old house in the back yard and the next two were at the community garden plot.  This year, due to a downsizing of the old community garden due to a renovation of the nearby baseball field, we didn't get a plot there.  There is another community plot but they don't have access to water there.  We learned about an older woman who has a garden in her backyard through a co-worker of Justin's.  He is friends with her neighbor and has his own garden in the neighbor's yard.  He tilled and prepared her plot for us to use.  It is nice because there is an alley on that block so we can drive right up to the garden and Ben can play without the immediate risk of cars driving by.  We planted it this weekend with the usual crops of tomatoes, onions, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers and peppers.  We asked the owner if she wanted us to plant anything for her since she is a lifelong gardener who just got too old to do all the work and she added cabbage and kohlrabi (whatever that is!).  We also decided to do something fun and bought a watermelon plant at the greenhouse.  I didn't take any pictures this weekend because she has family staying with her for a few weeks and they were outside talking to us and I didn't want to be a weirdo taking pictures of a patch of dirt. One of her visitors is a five year old and Ben has had a lot of fun playing with her and she has had a lot of fun playing with Tessa when we are there so that made it easier to get the work done.

Speaking of zucchini, I saw this on Pinterest over the weekend:How to Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Is this for real?  How to grow zucchini?  I didn't read the article it linked to but it should have said:

1.  Be a human.
2.  Have a spot of soil.
3.  Put seeds in the ground. 
4.  Water sometimes but don't knock yourself out.

That's it.  This is one post that never needed to happen. It's overkill even for Pinterest.

Here's a few pictures since my last whiny lunch post didn't have any.  They are from my phone the last few weeks. 

Here is Ben looking thrilled to be visiting PlantPerfect Garden Center with me.  Yayyyy...another greenhouse...

Here is a picture I took of Ben that make me realize he looks like a big boy and not a baby anymore. 

Here is Tessa being worn by me out in the hot sun while we chased Ben around.  She also looks thrilled. 

Here is Ben sitting in Tessa's car seat which also made me see that he is getting big. 

Here is Allan playing with Ben's "Cars 2" play mat and miniature cars.  When he started batting at the cars Ben started crying and saying "Mama...Kitten move!"  That kitten can by such a bully. 

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