Monday, April 30, 2012

Garden Update

 So far things are going very well in the garden.  Our grass is coming in.

 Peas are coming up.
 We have an herb garden : lots of basil, mint, cilantro, sage, rosemary, oregano and fennel.
 Carrots are sprouting.
 Leeks are coming up too. 
 We have collards coming up.
 Broccoli sprouts are coming up too.
 Spinach is starting to grow like crazy.
And here is lettuce too.

Really happy with how it is going so far.  Summer squash will be planted soon, quickly followed by beans, tomatoes and winter squash.   I am hoping we will have lots of extra to freeze this summer. 

We also recently planted lots of marigolds to help with pest control.  We need to fertilize the new sprouts and mulch them to control the weeds.

The most difficult part is keeping Leland out of the sprouts.  He wants to help with everything and copy what we do.  When I use the shovel, he has to come try it as well.  He loves playing in the dirt, eating the dirt and eating the mulch.  I am having to teach him how to be nice to plants as well.  Similar to how we have to be nice to kitties.  He can be a bit aggressive at times.


  1. I think we've given up on gentle and careful and we're just running interference now! Everything is looking great, well done!

  2. Everything looks fantastic! I'm jealous of the carrots - we've never tried those. And I wish we planted broccoli this year.

    Oh, and Andrew doesn't know the meaning of "gentle" either!