Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting Started

We planted one of our garden boxes this past Friday.  I had such high hopes that it would be a fun, family event, but it was so doggone windy out that it was pretty much a miserable experience.  The plan was to plant at least two boxes, but even John finally gave up on the planting and joined us inside. 

Abby got to wear her winter coat for the first time.  She had the cutest double chin sticking out!  She wanted to help with the garden so bad, but was so cold and windblown that she was actually asking to go inside.

We prepped the boxes by watering them.  After being gone a week they were bone dry.

William did a lot of the actual planting and covering up of the seeds.  Eventually though, it just started taking too long, so John finished up.

I will have to update this post with what exactly we planted in this particular box (I can't find the grid) but I do know there are carrots, onions, artichokes, tomatoes (we'll have a trellis behind this box) and...?  Sorry!  It was truly cold out.  My brain just might have frozen.

Brrr!  That wind was just pure nasty.  I do have to say, though, that the cold snap was short lived (I don't think it got under freezing, so we should still be okay) and the weather has been nice since.  I'm hoping to get another box planted this weekend, along with my herb box (planning on mint, cilantro, oregano, basil, and chives.  They will be planted in the long, skinny box. 

Here's to hoping we have some sprouts in the next week or so!

3 comments:

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

What a lovely family planting affair!... wind and all! lol I'm sure you'll be wishing for some of that cool wind in another month or so. :-) Looks like fun!

Richard said...

LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A TOTAL BLAST!!
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN REAPING ALL YOU'VE PLANTED.....=)
THANKS FOR SHARING......GRANNY "A"

Kim H said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see those little shoots coming up in a few weeks! What fun, your kids will love watching (and possibly eating) what they grew. Keep us updated!