Sunday, April 15, 2012

Let's watch it grow!

Well, it's official we have planted our seeds (with the exception of two more little helpers to finish two more rows) in our garden box.  It's a 4x12 square foot garden box with fresh soil and manure.  I've always wanted to have a garden of my own, and one to share with the boys as well.  I know the boys will enjoy the process (the easy stuff) from the beginning to the end.  My grandpa had one in his yard from time to time, our church had one last year (Children's Garden that the boys helped with), and my Dad has one every year.   There's really nothing like fresh vegetables, I know it's a lot of hard work, but I'm okay with that.  I know what the benefits are going to be in the end.  The boys have enjoyed helping Blake so far too.  We planted, banana peppers, yellow onions, carrots, bibb lettuce, contender green beans, cucumbers, large and cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and green onions.  I know it sounds like a lot and it probably is, but we are starting a new adventure and we are looking forward to it. 

Here are a couple of photos:

The boys helping Blake make the box

Wyatt hammering his nail

Nolan helping out

Working hard, and working together

Now that the box is built, Blake went to the nursery down the street and bought the soil.  Here he is unloading it with a special little helper.  He started out in the back and left Blake, but later returned to show Blake his muscles.
Wyatt leaves Blake to fend for himself

Wyatt flexing his muscles

Blake dumping the soil into the box, and the boys feeling the dirt in between their toes.

Really spreading the dirt.  They tore the liner under the dirt at least 3 times, but that's okay, we'll have weeds.  They enjoyed this part, so that's what counts.

Planting

More planting

Everything's labeled with popsicle sticks

Wyatt, watering

Wyatt watering with Blake

Sneaking a little drink from the water hose!

Funniest comment of the day....As Wyatt is sitting down on the grass after planting his seeds, "Okay, Mommy, now that all those seeds are in there, let's sit down and watch them grow!" 

MORE pics to come soon!

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