Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain...

It's been very rainy here lately, but I'm not upset about it. It's a fresh, spring-feeling rain, and I'm happy to see my garden and container plants growing. It will be nice to have a sunny day tomorrow, though (if the weather people are right). Lydia has been quite insistent about playing outside. She keeps bringing me her shoes and jacket and saying "go!". She's emphatic at times. And Elijah and Malachi could certainly use some outdoors running around!

Here is the spinach growing in a pot on the deck:
The garden is looking good, too, although the grass is trying to make a comeback and needs weeded.
It's kinda hard to see in this picture, but there are some tomatoes, a pepper, nearly 100 onions, and broccoli and zucchini at this point. I'm not sure if the cucumber seeds have sprouted yet. And I will be adding 18 more tomato plants this week. Yes, I love tomatoes. And salsa. And tomato sauce. And so I need tons of tomatoes. I eat at least 2 a day in the summer, just because I can.

And Nathaniel finally got all of the sand for our kids' digger:

It took several loads to get all that sand!

I've decided that I am going to have a separate pumpkin garden. I've picked out the spot, and I just need to till it up (or really, have Nathaniel till it up with the tiller!) He and I agreed on a good sunny spot just outside the sunroom (kids' playroom). I just don't have the space in my garden, and I have my heart set on pumpkins. So, of course, I decided that I could try more than one kind of pumpkin while I'm at it. Sigh. I'll probably overplant those, too!


  1. OH MY! Pumpkin! Go Mma! We can sit out back with some bush tea before cooking up the pumpkin! :)

    Your garden is beautiful! Karen

  2. Thanks! You're reminding me that I need to read another Ladies' No 1 Detective Agency book!