How We Got Started


Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall time in the Garden

Fall planting has begun... and many things are still being harvested. More manure was brought in and tilled in this week, for new plantings of broccoli, garlic, and other fall plants. We still are harvesting much... although signs of fall are all around. The pumpkins are ready to be harvested and decorated for the season!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Week 8, June 16th

Posting some older photos from June. The garden has grown much larger since then and updated shots will be added shortly. This is one of our pumpkin plants.
The carrots are DELICIOUS!

Green beans galore!

Lots of squash!

The 1st, 2nd, and third plantings of corn. We are currently eating the 1st section of corn and it's so yummy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Harvest Time

It is so rewarding to see all of the hard work pay off. Our garden is beautiful! The food tastes delicious! It is so fun for the kids to see the "science" of growing a garden. Last Saturday we were able to "reap" some of the reward by picking some delicious zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, beets, cucumbers and carrots. This is such a great learning experience for the whole family!
Lots of yummy vegetables!
In the furrows of the first planted rows of corn.

A very large bunch of carrots

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 5/ Week 3

This was only the 3rd week since we first started working on the garden and we've accomplished so much! We all worked hard this week with shoveling more manure into the second installment of corn, rototilling the corn area and then planting the corn. We prepared the melon furrows and planted more squash, herbs and pumpkin seeds. The stakes are all set for the tomato plants (thanks for your muscles, Rob) and now we are ready to start our daily rotations of garden duties.

We had a Family Home Evening earlier this week where our master gardener, Mel, went over specifics regarding how to hoe and water properly. We each chose a day to be in charge of the garden and will start this up next week.

Mel dammed up the ditches in order to supply the most water to the corn seedlings.
The corn is growing well!
The area for our second phase of corn. We planted Bodacious seeds here.
The herbs and their area.
Kevin placing the herbs.
Beans sprouting up just beautifully!
Bell peppers
This is the big section (8 furrows!) of potatoes. We have red and gold potatoes planted.
Close up shot of potato plant.
The new stakes on the tomato area.
The pumpkin patch.
Ladybugs like our radish plants!
The back of the garden is where some of the melons will be planted.
Hoeing the carrot area. Lots of hard work.
The kids helped plant the pumpkin seeds.
It was a warm day, so the shade was very nice.
Some of our hard working crew!

This has been so much fun! We can't wait to reap the benefits of this beautiful garden!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 4, May 5

Today more cucumbers and more peppers were planted. The corn has sprouted, as have the radishes. It's coming along well.

What cute little corn sprouts...

Look at those rows! Only a few inches high for now, but just wait...

The cucumbers look great!
From the front of the photo to the back we have cucumbers, onions, zucchini, bell peppers, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes, green beans, radishes, and soon will be varieties of berries, pumpkins, more beans and squash!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 3, May 1... the Fun Continues

We accomplished a lot today... we've added onions, beans, radishes, beets, cucumbers and carrots to our garden. Our day was complete with tilling, scooping poop, watering, planting, and mending fences.

Although I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, I did manage to get a few excellent shots and lots of smiles.

Anna posing in front of the new cucumbers

Jody and I just finished planting the beans... we made a good team

Shane and Marlo did a great job planting the onions while waiting for the rest of the crew

The Allen men sure do know how to shovel this "stuff"...

I think we have quite a few pictures of Kevin tilling... does he not trust anyone else???

Noah worked so hard today... I don't think I saw him take a break

Yes, girls can shovel this "stuff" too. Nice form, Jods!

Still smiling....

The tomatoes already have buds on them!

I think Mitchell has had a long day... way to hang in there!

The kids absolutely love climbing this tree. I know it will be the best part of their whole summer. I don't know about everyone else, but Chiara and Pierce are scratched and bruised from head to toe from all the climbing (and falling). They couldn't be happier!

We can call it another successful day at the garden. Can't wait to meet back at the spot for some more work and fun. So glad we are able to do this together as friends and family.