Friday, March 27, 2009

spring brings us new life

our garden is sprouting! we are all so proud, especially Addie. she gets her shoes on and checks it every morning in her jammies to see how much everything has grown. it is such an exciting thing to see the sprouts coming up. such a relief and joy.
we used the Square Foot Gardening method (we bought this book and i recommend it to you if you are thinking of doing it this way)and are very pleased with how easy it was. i was shocked at the amount we could fit in our little box.

we planted squash, peas, white onions, scallions, lettuce, spinach, basil, jalapenos, banana peppers, tomatoes, bell peppers, dill, cilantro, and a few sunflowers for the girls. this season will be good for salsa:) i cant wait to try other things in the seasons to come.
next year we are planning to build another box and do more squash, and some watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkins, maybe some potatoes.
a little trick also that i didnt plan for, is to plant garlic by your tomatoes. it will keep the bugs away. you just get a bulb of garlic and plant one of the bulbs. double +, the bugs stay away and you get garlic.:)

i cant help but think of the new life i am carrying when i see all these new sprouts. its amazing how it all works. spring has brought us new life.
just because. a picture of callies silly face.


Lexi said...

oh so exciting, i am jealous that we still can't even plant!

Dallas and Natalie Turley said...

That is the cutest picture of Callie! What a cutie!
Spring is so wonderful..perfect weather!

Beth said...

that last picture is hilariously cute. I'm excited for your garden, it's magical, isn't it. Imagine how neat it will be to eat it. :)

Julz said...

Oh my gosh she is too cute for her own good. She better be careful the next time I see her she is getting a great big smackaroo on her little cheecky:) Your garden looks great!! can't wait to get started on mine!

{ashley b} said...

how exciting! i can't wait for it to be warm enough to start our garden here. and i'm laughing because matt's biggest thrill of it all is fresh homemade salsa. yum! can't wait to see all of your veggies!

Tatum said...

Oh I love this post! You have to keep posting pictures of your progress! How exciting both the garden and the baby!

The Weights said...

Wow your garden looks so good! I am growing a few things and Olivia loves to help me too, Its so fun. And that is so exciting you are growing a baby too! Congrats. I saw your girls and hubby at kids club on thurs. That is so nice of him to give you a break. I hope you are feeling okay!