Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day in the Garden

Last week we spent a day in the garden.  The BIG garden.  And we planted everything!  Corn, green beans, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli, onions, green peppers, okra, tomatoes, some potatoes, watermelon, and cantaloupe.  Did I miss anything?

Anywho, here is a before picture of the bare garden.
Once everything starts to grow, I'll post some more pics.

In this pic, Rhen is adding fertilizer to the soil.

Our brother, the Knight, is planting green beans in this one.

Poppy is laying out the rows in the lower part of the garden.  I did exactly that in the upper part.
This area is where the watermelons and cantaloupes are usually planted.  

In case you haven't noticed, we are a Farmall Family.  Below, Poppy is driving the A Farmall, which is used specifically for garden or ground work (plowing, planting, etc.)

Broccoli plant.
We bought these as plants, not seed.

Yellow Squash.


Ma is tilling the ground free of footprints.
Our grandfather is very picky about his garden and how it looks after working in it...
But shh! Don't tell him I said that!

Here are the 'mater plants.

How To Plant a 'Mater Plant:
First, dig hole.  Then pour cup of water in hole.  Place plant in hole and cover base.

Be sure to make a mound so that rain water won't be able to stand and drown'd the little plant.  If you hear word of coming frost, take buckets, according to plant size, and place upside-down on top of plant, effectively guarding it from the cold.  Let grow on their own, watering occasionally, when needed.  When time is right, pick ripe, bright red 'maters (or green, your preference) from plant and serve in whatever way preferred.

Well, there you have it.
Now to wait for yummy home-grown veggibles.

Until next time,

All photos by me.  To check out our mother's version of the garden, click here.

1 comment:

ThomasFunnyFarm said...

Yummmm! Glad we get to be the beneficiaries of your hard work! HA! Love you all and thanks for helping Ma and Pa do all that. And I just might have to tell Poppy what you said....better be careful! ;)