Friday, May 29, 2009

in the ground

About a month ago, we planted vegetable seeds, and Abbott made the markers for our humble garden. The boys are really invested in it and like to water and check on its progress every day. Last weekend we bought tomato plants (last summer we grew tomatoes too), along with some herbs and strawberries. Great satisfaction, planting and working in the soil together, talking about food and the surrounding health, environmental and social/political issues.

22 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

These photos are such treasures: from theeir cute shoes, to their markers, and their strong interest in growing food and taking care of the enviornment. You're doing great!

pve design said...

We have our garden growing too.
I will show you very soon! Love your little gardeners!

Frau said...

Can't wait to watch the progress! Makes for a fun summer project for the boys. Have a wonderful Friday.

Thimbleina said...

It's looking very productive there

Elissa said...

oh, my kids are LOVING this this year too, although i was not brave enough to try from seedlings this time. every day they run and check and i hear "mama, mama, our plants are even BIGGER!" so much fun. we are already planning what else we would like to do next year and how we should expand the garden!

jane said...

looks great. can´t wait to see what you grow! have a great weekend lecia!:)

Taina said...

I agree, Lecia, so important to instill in our little ones a connection to/love for Mother Nature and her wonderous treaures. I remember planting strawberries in a container when my twins were two and their amazement as the little strawberries appeared & grew, and their delight in picking & eating them. As they say at Mastercard, priceless :-)
Enjoy your bounty this summer!

Ann said...

That sure looks like a very fun and exciting bonding moment for a family and planting is a good thing to imbibe into our kids.

I have tomatoes too in my garden, they are so easy to care and they give fruits abundantly and in such a short time.

Ina in Alaska said...

Sweet little froggy boots! xoxo

Anna said...

i love seeing the seeds come up like your picture of the carrots!! it's so magical. looks like you have some good stuff growing. yum yum :)

KPiep said...

My husband built our first garden just before spring. We've got a no-till garden frame in the back yard, rather small as this is our first year. (But already we LOVE the no-till method) We've also got an herb garden on the deck that opens off of our kitchen - which we'll hopefully be able to bring in for the winter.

We're starting to seriously talk about moving to a farm in the next couple of years, and so this is our experimental/learning phase. By the time we get to a farm we hope to be doing a lot more!

nicola @ which name? said...

we love our garden. i look forward to the kids being a real part of the entire process. so far, they really just like to water and pick.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Kwana said...

How nice. I hope it all grows well. My seeds didn't do so great. I'll have to get some starters.

Carol said...

Great photos! I just planted some herbs a few weeks ago and they are sprouting. Can't wait for fresh herbs!

vicki archer said...

The dearest little hands in the garden.... Happy weekend, xv.

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

love this- my husband checks on our little garden every mornig and first thing when he gets home from work in the afternoon- just to see what has grown in the 9 hours since he last checked, :).
happy weekend@

Deidra said...

The seeds I planted are growing, too! It's a miracle, I tell you!

Paige said...

Good stuff indeed - have a good weekend!

annechovie said...

Helping plant and care for a garden was one of my best childhood experiences and instilled in me a life-long love for growing things. Have a terrific weekend!

Francesca said...

Looks great: I see carrots growing, and parsley and basil ready to go in the ground! To a happy and productive growing season!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love that your boys are so into this.

I popped over to tell you that I finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle this weekend. You were right -- I did love it. And talk about making you think before you eat! I've always, always been a fan of supporting local farming, and even so the book made me think of things I hadn't before.

MUS said...

it taste much better and so much fun for kids isn't it?