Friday, May 24, 2019

My Garden


It’s that wonderful springtime of the year again, and our garden is starting to slowly come into its own. We’ve had some heavy rains lately, but hopefully not enough to spoil anything. I’m more worried about gophers returning, frankly.

This year I’ve had the kids helping me, well sort of - they’re good at tearing up dirt. We have lots of tasty things growing this year. Corn, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, sunflowers, pumpkins, strawberries, and more. I’m definitely looking forward to later this summer when our crops start to get tall.

It’s fun having a big garden in the middle of crowded suburbia. It sort of brings the countryside to our doorstep. It brings the wildlife too, especially when the racoons and possums come through, but it’s all part of the fun. How about you? How does your garden grow this year?




10 comments:

  1. What plants we have here are in desperate need of daily water due to the heat. Enjoy the good climate where you are at.

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    1. We've had an unusually wet spring, especially for our Mediterranean climate in CA so far:)

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  2. What a nice experience for the kids. Your garden is looking good! We didn't grow anything but herbs this year (and flowers), but they are doing well, and we still get the racoons and possums. :-)

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    1. The kids really enjoy the garden and they're actually pretty good at it:)

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  3. Hi Mark - the kids love learning and the two of you will enjoy this period with them ... wonderful to have a little haven for you, them and the wildlife that comes around. Take care - Hilary

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  4. It's a great experience for the kids for sure, and I enjoy sharing it with them:)

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  5. Your garden is coming along well. So nice that your kids are helping, too!

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  6. Your garden looks great! My hubby jumped in planting some of ours (we live where it snows so they say it's not safe to plant until after Mother's Day). Well, they were right, and he lost a couple of his plants. And then we went to Hawaii for 10 days to visit our daughter who lives there. Haha He still hasn't replaced those plants.

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  7. So true! I do love a good garden, but sadly only squash and tomatoes seem to survive in our soil. That and habaneros. :)

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  8. I could use some kid help in my garden. This year has been quite a challenge, but I always enjoy the results. They are what keep me digging and weeding and planting.

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