Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Garden 2009--Our little bit of farming

Our garden gets bigger and better every year. But the better the plants grow; the better the weeds grow. We planted a lot of different things this year and pretty much everything turned out great. We still have not gotten any good carrots but maybe with the soil getting better every year we will get them someday. This year we planted corn, tomatoes, radishes, green onions, the other onions (???), cilantro, jalapenos, carrots, peas, beans, 3 kinds of squash, cucumbers, melons, bell peppers and I'm sure some things I'm forgetting. Well it turned out great this year. Brent has set up an automatic watering system so we can be gone for weeks at a time and it still gets just the right amount of water. The only problem was the weeds! But it provides a great job for the kids. And although Brent probably wouldn't admit it, I think he likes weeding the garden. Well the garden this year was a success...maybe he could be a farmer after all!!!!I think this is a radish.
Kaylee Nicole trying out an onion.She likes it! She really did like it. She knawed on it all evening and screamed when I finally took it away.
Braden is always daddys big helper. He loves being in the garden with him. Not sure what is up with the bike helmet. We weren't riding bikes!Braden hauling some dirt.
Brent weeding and weeding and weeding and......
Brookie and Jessie hiding in the corn.
Jessie trying a green onion. Jessie and Brent and quite possible Kaylee Nicole love raw onions!
WoW! That radish is huge! We had tons of radishes this year. They all came so early though. We couldn't keep up and some just got big and yucky. Next year we are going to try doing two plantings a few weeks apart so we can enjoy them longer.
Brookie cannot believe that Kaylee Nicole is eating an onion!


  1. I love this post! I can really relate with this and having your baby like an onion:) Gardens are so great for kids. Also the dump truck pic looks too familiar. My 3 boys are ALWAYS running around outside hauling dirt with their big, yellow Tonka trucks, too:)

  2. What a great garden! good job Eddys!

  3. where oh where do you find the time??? would you pa-lease share some of it with me cause apparently you have it in abundance.... alright fine you are just WAY more efficient with yours...i guess you should keep it, grr.