Monday, June 23, 2008

A month!

A month has gone by in an instant!

At first I delayed updating this because quite honestly I liked the pictures that were up. This is my homepage on my work computer and so I left it sitting there like a screensaver almost.

Then, time seemed to speed up and now a month is eaten up and I don't know where it went. I really don't seem to have done much but age.

Emily, Leila and I each took pictures of the garden and I will put them up when I get home. It is growing almost as fast as the weeds. We have lucked out again with bugs so far (cross your fingers, knock on wood, spit spit).

Emily has her own little flower garden.

We planted way too many beets because I got the seed packets mixed up and thought I was planting spinach but it was more and more beets.

(My beet pictures didn't upload, so here are some strawberries)



and pumpkins!

Leila wanted to have a u-pick pumpkin patch at our house and we have started this year thanks to the Svedin's that loaned us their rotatiller. We were able to till up a large patch and have planted 10 different kinds of pumpkins. I didn't get my Indian corn patch planted, but next year the plan is to have more pumpkins, the indian corn, and some food for animals: alfalfa, turnips, sorghum. We hope to get it all planted this fall in winter rye or a new early variety of hairy vetch. Then we will plant into the winter crop and use it as a mulch to reduce our weeding in the spring.


Becca said...

Beets? Bleh.

But I am excited for your U-pick pumpkins! You need to go to and register your place--I'm sure it's cheap and it's a very great way to advertise!

Can't wait for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

no pictures yet?

Erin said...

What is hairy vetch???

Brian G. said...

Hairy vetch is a winter legume. It fixes nitrogen and then the plan is to plant into it and use it to prevent weeds.

Heather Mommy said...

I have garden envy. We have three very tiny patches of soil in our tiny back yard where we have plated some tomatoes. You guys live in such a cool place!