Saturday, May 7, 2016

The 2016 Garden

I debated whether or not to put some plants into the raised bed this year since there's so much else going on. But I really do get joy out of seeing edibles grow out from the ground, so I headed to Home Depot one day and bought some seedlings.

This year we have sugar snap peas, spinach, broccoli, green beans, two kinds of tomato and some kind of plant that June got when we visited a local farm earlier this year.

We've already eaten broccoli, sugar snap peas and spinach, and the green beans are just about ready!

June can pick the sugar snaps off the vine, so she helps herself and her brother. (He tried getting one himself and he ended up ripping off half a plant!)

Another time, I saw Bennett chewing on something and asked him what he was eating. "Bro-kee," he said, with a little green sprout on his lips.

I looked over at the little plant and this is what I saw:


Unfortunately, it turns out broccoli only has one big crop a year, but it does have little off-shoots. So sometimes June will go outside with a bowl and come back in with it filled with little broccoli florets. Maybe when it's truly done I'll pull it out and plant something else? 

It hasn't been too much upkeep this season, and we're loving it so far!

1 comment:

  1. That bite of broccoli kills me! What a great way to inspire a love of veggies!