Monday, June 18, 2012

New garden spots opens up.

So see those pine trees in the background of these happy go lucky winter days?

Well, they fell down and crushed my parents house and car!!! 
So naturally we thought, hey what a great place to plant a little garden. The soil is rich with nutrients and has lots of bark and dark rich composte. This will be the easiest garden spot ever.

The following back breaking.....hernia creating.....chainsaw wielding...expletive flying filled montage of photos show what an easy garden spot this was panning out to be.

I think that by the time this photo was taken my Dad was just holding that tree root and softly weeping...which moistened the ground and paved the way to........

an actually pretty great little garden spot.

Three rows of corn.

15 individual plants of Yellow Squash

So I guess the saying is true.....when God closes a door he opens a window....or is it....when He crushes your home and car with 5 pine trees you decide to plant some corn and squash. I can't quite remember.

A new toy and some beanstalks.

We bought a new toy. A planter box. We got this around the middle of May. We decided to plant it with Pole Beans. They have been in for almost 3 1/2 weeks.

The beans are doing very well and it was time to add some twine so they can start the climb. We have already harvested a few bowls of beans and I can't wait to see how well they do now that they have something to climb up.

 We will have to see how much they climb in just a weeks time. I will update with pictures next week so that we can see the progress.

Memorial Day Garden Tribute

So as I previously mentioned in my first post the whole gardening project began because of my amazing Grandfather. On memorial day we took all the kids up to the cemetery to pay our respects. The reason I include this picture on the gardening blog is that along with the beautiful flowers we also brought a single stalk of corn as well. I would imagine that for most people visiting a cemetary and seeing a pot with a stalk of corn in it may be out of place. However, anyone that knew my Grandpa would agree that he would have loved it, and that it was right at home among the roses and daisies.