I have tried to write this post for a week or more. Every time I do I look out at our garden and the plants have grown another two to three inches taller and it feels silly to post an update of our garden without updated pictures. So, I took pictures this morning so I am current with the progress of our garden. I feel better now.
We have had great weather for our seed growth this year. Warm days and then one or two days of rain in the morning then warm sun again in the afternoon. This pattern has continued for 3 or 4 weeks straight. The plants are exploding.
L is a huge help with the garden, well honestly, any job he feels is a productive job (mopping the floor, sweeping anything, loading trash cans, yard work, etc…) he does with passion and endless energy. He helps water the plants and often I find him just staring at them…like he is in as much disbelief as me at how fast they are growing.
This is L’s garden, sadly his sweet sign is now rain-soaked and we didn’t get a protective cover on it before that happened. He has tomatoes and carrots growing here, he is so excited to eat them. The picture above I took about two weeks ago. Here is L’s garden today…
Our Main Garden:
Here is our main garden with snap peas, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and green beans. I took this picture about two weeks ago and here is our main garden now…
Here are some up close pictures of our happy plants.
Broccoli and Snap Peas:
The last space where we have plants is this random little space we originally thought would be L’s garden space. We planted about 6 snap pea starts here and they have taken off. I didn’t think they would get enough sun due to a large tree blocking a lot of the sunlight but, they are thriving.
I took this picture above about two weeks ago and here is what they look like now. They are almost as tall as L.
Of course when L helps water our plants he always strays from watering for at least a few minutes. During a recent watering he became very interested in watching water move through a small channel he dug out earlier. I swear his mind doesn’t stop. He seamlessly moves from watering plants, to checking out how a stream might work if it was in our backyard, to narrating how a fireman puts out a fire and then back to watering, all in the span of 10 minutes.
I can’t help but marvel at his enthusiasm for the present moment and how he makes the most of each minute in his day.
Personally, I am most excited to see how our broccoli turns out. What are you most excited to taste in your garden?