Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Garden is Sprouting

Can you see it? Can you see it? Look real close. This is so very exciting for us, and undoubtedly so boring for you.

It's been 14 days since we planted. We haven't been to the garden for 3-4 days because it's been raining, so today it was fun to see that those tiny little hard seeds actually do turn into plants...well, most of them are turning into plants.

You have to keep reading, though, to see the most exciting thing of all!

Squash (above picture)

Cucumbers (above picture)

Corn (above picture)

Spinach (above picture)

Green Beans (above picture)

Successful peppers (right) and failure tomatoes (left row)...I think they failed :(

Strawberries. LOOK CLOSER. Quit skimming. Yes, folks, that's a live one. Real, tangible, edible food.

We thought this was an orange...

but it turned out to be super duper sour...

look at those arms...see why we call her "Squishy"?...and can you see the tear dripping from her left eye?...

She loved it, though, and threw a fit when Libby wanted to try it. I let her have it in the car and she kept squishing her tiny first finger into the hole and sucking on it.


Rhyetta Musser said...

Yay for your garden! I'm so glad you have things growing! I love the pictures of Avery. They are so funny! We planted our first tree today: peach!

Shar said...

karina, cousin!!! i just found your blog for the first time and enjoyed catching up on your life. your kids are SOOOOOOOOOO stinking cute i can't stand it. oh my gosh. your blog is awesome. so fun. thank you for all your love and support, and wonderful comments. i found great comfort in "the world is as it should be"
love you

Anaise said...

It is soooooo fun to have a garden grow . . . and to actually harvest your own food really is a miracle.

We have 172 seedlings on trays in our living room we've been coddling along for the past 3 or 4 weeks, and we're almost ready to plunk a few cool-weather crops into the ground--harvest time just can't come soon enough for me!

Trish said...

As usual, you guys have inspired me! Since you've got mad gardening skills, will you come and show me how to do it? I'm not sure where I'd put it, but I'd love to have a garden. Maddy asks for one all the time. Advice?