Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dans le Jardin

The north garden is now mostly planted. There are four squares left to plant.

We've been busy the last few days planting all sorts of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. We've also needed to replant some turnip, leek, beet, and spinach seeds. (Our Littlest seems to think that the garden boxes are his personal playground. This is rather frustrating, but more importantly, I feel our family needs this gardening/learning experience.)




Last time I wrote about the garden, I mentioned that the leeks had sprouted. I was wrong! It was actually these lovely little plants. I forgot where I had planted things, I've since remedied that mistake by writing it down on the garden map. When the leaves started to show, I realized it was actually the spinach!

A few creatures have come to visit the garden. Most recently the ladybug. The lizard runs back and forth between the garden boxes in the north garden and the pomegranate bush. One time he ran himself into a plastic bag of soil. When we dumped him out onto the tarp he got buried in the soil. I started panicking a little bit because I didn't want him to suffocate! Luckily we found him.


One more little anecdote...

Yesterday when Zoe, Ashy, and I went back to the nursery, we saw my grandpa there. He was getting some more tomato plants for his garden. I told him a few varieties we were trying. One in particular caught his attention. The Wilford Tomato. I told him I got it because on the tag it said it was a local variety developed in Kanab. He then proceeded to tell me that it was his dad's brother, Wilford Heaton, who developed it. Pretty cool, eh? Ahh, the things we're learning...


13 comments:

keri said...

you have got me excited for our garden. We were suppose to plant tomatoes monday but Chris wanted to wait until this weekend. Can't wait

The Andra Family said...

That is a neat little tomato naming story. We'll have to take a little walk over to your place to see the garden and end up being green with envy.

Mubeen said...

Wow, amazing work!

Ence Family said...

Your garden looks wonderful! It is really putting ours to shame! I just finished it yesterday before the storm.

Nicole said...

That is such a cool story. It doesn't surprise me though, those Heatons are pretty amazing! =) I wish I had your ambition with the gardening. I would love to do it but am afraid it would just end up flopping!

saskia said...

I just got ours planned, it's gonna be huge! I like the sticks that you used to seperate yours.

JILLIAN said...

YOUR GARDEN LOOKS SO NICE.
I LOVE THAT YOU ARE PLANTING SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS EGGPLANT, TURNIPS, SPINACH ETC.
JUST ONE QUESTION...................
DO YOU REALLY LIKE TURNIPS?
AND HOW DO YOU LIKE TO COOK THEM?
I LITERALLY LOVE ALL VEGETABLES, BUT TURNIPS I THINK WERE A MISTAKE.

Reno said...

Tres bien, Raynaldo!
So how do you water your garden boxes?

The Heaton's said...

Your plants look great! We are trying the same thing(garden by the foot) this year. I have had to start some of my plants indoors. Yes, we have had already had three inches of snow today and more to come. grrrrr! I can't wait to get thing planted in my boxes!

The Johnson's said...

your garden looks beautiful. we have been working on ours as well. I LOVE SPRING!!!!

Chris and Kathy Hurst said...

Rayn,
I LOVE your pictures! You should totally be a photographer!
Kathy

Shannon said...

your garden looks awesome! I love the little creatures that visit our yard in the spring. We have a lizard too. We named him Geiko. lincoln is afraid of it. :)

Mary Ann said...

A garden...sigh, such a long lost memory up here in Idaho. My husband asked our neighbor if we should be planting yet, and he was laughed at. "Don't even think about planting until the middle of May." Then we got 2 inches of snow the next day, and now we know why. Enjoy yours!