Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Garden

I'm catching up on some garden pictures, so these are from March and April.

Anthony watched Joseph prep the containers with dirt.

Dan showed Dominic and Joseph how to transplant the little tomato seedlings that he started in the cold frame.

Dirt is fun!

Dominic carefully transplanted the little plants.

Dan said he could hardly watch them, as he didn't want to see this: the little plants in the hands of a 4 yr. old!

In early April the kids watched Dan transplant the Kale and Swiss Chard, which we have lately been harvesting.

Anthony with his chives.  The boys all love to go out to the garden and pick a handful of chives and eat them. 

In mid-April, the tomatoes had outgrown their little containers and were ready for bigger containers, so Dan showed them how to do it.

Anne and Dominic got to work.

Catherine's turn.

Dominic even got to snip off the lower shoots.

Look at all those tomato plants!  The boys did great in the earlier transplanting, didn't they?  There are now 30 tomato plants in our garden, the rest were given away.

We've been eating lots of asparagus.

As well as lettuce and spinach.

The rhubarb plants still aren't that big, but we've harvested some and made a pie.

The radishes didn't do so well and the potatoes all died, due to too much rain, but that's how it goes.  We've been getting some strawberries(which don't usually make it into the house) and lots of mulberries.  We have also been picking snow peas.  We even have pears, peaches, and a few cherries growing on our fruit trees! 

Garden List for 2012:  Radishes, Potatoes, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Snow Peas, Green Beans, Corn, Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Dill, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives, Mint.

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