Sunday, May 18, 2008

I love to garden

I remember hating being in the garden as a kid. I also remember Mom telling me that one day I would love it because it was industrious. My thought "Ya, right! We'll just see about that now, won't we!" Well it has finally turned warm enough to plant our garden. So for family home evening we went to Wal Mart and Home Depot and picked out our plants. Mason wanted corn and Steve wanted radishes, so we have a row of both from seeds. We planted 5 serrano pepper plants, 2 early girl tomatoes, 2 yellow tomatoes, 4 beefsteak tomatoes and 6 celebrity tomatoes. I want to get 3 grape roma tomatoes because Mason will keep one picked clean on his own and then the others for fresh salsa. We also planted 3 zucchini plants and 3 cilantro plants. I added 2 thyme plants to the already existing herb garden which is in full bloom and we want to add 6 - 10 more strawberry plants to our strawberry patch. We finally have a lilac bush that made it through the winter. Now if we can just keep the pesky weeds out of the garden and flower beds I will be happy. I'm hoping that the garden will help supplement the grocery budget over the summer. I have a couple of seed onions that I am thinking about planting. Now if we can also keep the kids and Max (dog) out of the garden maybe the plants will survive to produce food. Thank heaven Mom made me stay out in the garden and learn to weed and plant. Now it is my kids that whine about how boring it is.