Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finally planted!

Today we finally got the garden mostly planted! The only things missing are potatoes and pea plants (if we can find any, WalMart was out). This past weekend Hubby helped me finish getting the garden ready. We got a huge load of compost, much more than we need, and spent a few hours Saturday evening shoveling that into the garden, compost box, and overflow into the little kiddie pool. I have a friend coming to get the extra this week.

Then Monday I was afraid we wouldn't be able to finish getting it ready because it poured rain most of the day, but in the brief sunny breaks we got it done. Hubby put together a raised box for the root crops and filled it and I got my squares all measured and staked out and twined. It looked perfect (well, not perfect, but good enough for me!).

My little sister Kelsey just moved in with us and she helped me and the boys with the planting this morning. I went through and had her hand me seeds and plants for the vegetables as I went along. Then we invited the boys to help us with the flowers. They had so much fun. Aunt Kelsey would get a flower out and they would take turns bringing them to me to put in the holes. We also planted a few hostas and the rest of the flowers in our front flower bed.

I can't wait to see what actually grows! Hopefully in a week or two we will see some stuff sprouting up. Here's a few pics from today:

The boys and Kelsey

And what the garden looks like now (click to see better)


Michelle said...

Aww look at how cute it is! It's so organized! You've really done a good job. :)

Lorie said...

That looks like so much fun! You have done a great job!