Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Fruit of our Labor

I have been so impressed with our square foot garden! In just over a month it now looks like this:
WOW! (I know - just by looking at it, I can tell that I over planted. I have learned my lesson for next summer.) Quin and I try to go out every morning, during the babes morning nap, to check out the growth. It is truly amazing how much the plants change every day or two! We have been watching the string bean plants climb and flower, and even spotted a few actual beans yesterday morning.
Most of the string bean plants are still flowering, but I look forward to a healthy crop :)
One of Quin's favorite foods is peppers. She has been keeping her eyes on this green pepper plant. We planted yellow and red peppers also, but they aren't nearly has big as these.
Quin's other favorite (and mine!) is tomatoes! We have been able to eat a couple handfuls of cherry tomatoes and there are a ton that should be ready soon.
I have to say one of my favorite parts of the garden are the sunflowers! I can't believe how tall they have grown already. It has also been neat to see them grow towards the sun.
The garden has been such a learning experience for Quin and I! The end products are by far the best part though! We look forward to many more veges in the coming weeks!!!


Ms. VanLiere said...

I'm so jealous! That was one of my goals this summer too..but was feeling like you were about my "skills" and with leaving I didn't think we could pull it off! You've made me hopeful for next summer! :-)

Joelee said...

Lesa - You could TOTALLY do it! If I can, anyone can! If you ever want to stop over to take a look at ours in 'real life' you are more than welcome!