Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Planting Peas

Today we put the first seeds of the year into the garden: peas, parsley, and radishes. It was also the first time Hannah was able to hold a fistful of seeds and place one into each hole without me directing each step.
Nora was cranky so we weren't able to get the lettuce, spinach, and beets in today. We'll try again tomorrow. I also need to figure out if I have any herbs or flowers that we can plant this early.

We've got rosemary, strawberries, and blueberries going strong. This will be our first year allowing the blueberries to fruit! And there's one parsley plant that overwintered.

I keep trying to convince Michael we need a fence. Notice the neighbor's pool in the background of the second picture? Ok, maybe it's the neighbors who need a fence. I sure could use one for corralling the girls while I'm working in the garden, though. Hannah is finally able to recognize landmarks as boundaries and stay in the backyard, but I'm running after Nora at least every five minutes. And Hannah could play outside by herself if we had a fence.

3 comments:

Beck said...

Eep! We still have several feet of snow on the ground and it was -25 today! MINUS 25!

modmom said...

she looks like she's enjoying planting seeds!

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Wendy said...

We are soooo jealous! Can we come eat blueberries & strawberries with you when they're ripe? You *will* have them sooner, you know.