Monday, April 19, 2010

Jamie, Jamie, Quite Contrary

Ok, it doesn't really rhyme but it still works, no?

So we have planted a garden. A very small garden. Our garden is currently the cradle of tomatoes, squash, peppers, and I think maybe cucumbers. I can't really remember exactly so it will be a nice surprise when whatever that last plant is bears its fruit, as it were.

Our friend from church, Scott, who is an expert on all things soil, seed, and gardening related helped us plan out everything. So if it all comes to nothing, I will have someone else to blame, which is how I like to live life. Always have someone to point a finger at when things go badly. I may stitch that on a sampler.

So step one was to spend a lot of money on dirt.


Step two, Kris built 2 boxes--one 6x2 box for the tomato plants and one 4x4 for everything else. Check.

Step three was to prepare the fallow ground.

Kris dug down about 6 inches inside the boxes and then mixed up all the various soils with the dirt that was already there. So we have about 12 inches of growing depth. I would have helped him, but I have really pretty, soft, delicate hands that just aren't cut out for manual labor.

But don't think that I just abandoned him to do all the work alone. That would be so inconseiderate! No, I stepped up to the plate and hired a few workers to help him ge tthe job done.

They worked hard for a while.

But then an impromptu concert broke out and the water hose became a microphone.

I guess you get what you pay for. Oh well. At least he puts on a good show.

So now the little plants are nestled in their new dirt homes. We planted, we are watering, and we are waiting on God to give the increase!


Robin said...

Good luck on your garden! We plan on planting tomatoes soon, but we haven't passed the last date for frost yet.

Patti said...

I'll take dibs on any surplus cucumbers from Rives Farms.

hilarylarson said...

So cute! I hate to tell you this, but your boys are growing fast!!

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