Saturday, April 24, 2010

Family project: gardening

Last night I took my daughter to purchase seeds. She grabbed all of her favorites. When I told her it was time to purchase, she told me she was still looking for one more. I asked her "What are you looking for?" The Love Magnet replied enthusiastically:
"Barbecue seeds, Mom!"
Today we planted corn, pumpkins, watermelon, peas, green beans, rainbow chard, carrots, candy-stripe beets, oregano, basil, thyme, chives, cucumber and lettuce. In two weeks we'll fill the fourth grow box with beefsteak tomatoes, pear tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, and jalapenos. We also have giant sunflowers planted behind each grow box.

Secondborn dug around the strawberries, apple tree, plum tree, apricot and cherry trees.

Firstborn and Mr. Wonderful worked on the yard, mowing and trimming, and getting ready for some kind of border.
I sure hope we have a decent grow season. I wish our HOA allowed for chickens. I would love to have chickens.
Does anyone know how to control squash bugs? We were over run last year.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Squash bugs were everywhere in our garden, too. Raised beds help but we found we had to spray. It was a MUST to make sure you spray under every leaf.