planting season

For the record, we have no idea what we’re doing. But we’re planting a garden.


We cleared out two raised beds in our backyard and Brent filled them with topsoil and compost.


This weekend we headed to the local feed store to stock up on little plastic pockets of delicious green possiblity.


Basil, cilantro, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers (green and red), beans – they’re all in there. Oh and strawberries too.


Just don’t ask me which one is which. Ask him.


And most definitely don’t ask this one…


Cause he has no idea. He doesn’t even know you’re supposed to wait until harvest time to eat from the soil.


He thinks it’s free reign already.

Ah, well. 


At least he’s cute.


Wish us luck!

GramaApril 20, 2009 - 5:58 pm

He is cute indeed! And I’m sure the garden will produce some yummy veggies!

KimApril 20, 2009 - 6:14 pm

B’Ro is looking more and more like Pigbear! Especially in those last two. I envy the fact that you have space/time for a garden.

DaphneApril 20, 2009 - 6:37 pm

Could B-Ro be any cuter?!? I love the picture of Brent intently studying the plant! Too funny!

AmyApril 20, 2009 - 7:10 pm

Yum! Maybe you can send Brent out to Montana to help us with our garden. . . he’ll have to wait another 4-6 weeks, though, until we’re ready to actually put stuff in the ground. Can’t wait to see your bounty later this summer!

BeccaApril 20, 2009 - 7:49 pm

Mr. Happy indeed! What a cutie! Good luck with the garden, looks like you’re off to a good start!

nickiApril 20, 2009 - 7:55 pm

oh, I am so jealous! I can’t wait to see how it goes/grows! hehe

AnneApril 20, 2009 - 8:11 pm

B’Ro really looks so blonde in the sunshine! Looks like you have some good garden help, there. Between Brent’s obvious gardening expertise, Pigbear’s supervision, and B’Ro’s cultivation skills it should be a bumper crop. Good luck. Really.

KristyApril 20, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Awe, I have always wanted to grow strawberries, but I can’t keep my flowers alive! You have such a beautiful family!

j.j.April 20, 2009 - 8:31 pm

we SO cannot wait til memorial day to start our garden…yes we have to wait that long! we’re just itching! i have one bed but really want to dig out another one. i remember it was SO hard the first time, tho!

JoApril 21, 2009 - 12:47 am

I think the two small children you have planted in the beds should grow really well, they show a lot of blooming potential

McGeeApril 21, 2009 - 5:39 am

Good luck with the garden! Our strawberries weren’t very productive when we planted them last year, but they survived the winter (we’re in Austin, TX), and they are producing berries now like crazy! We’ve already picked several dozen ripe strawberries! So try to take a long-term view of the garden, especially if you don’t have much luck with the berries now. We had great success last year with tomatoes, peppers and herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary). Just remember to stake your tomatoes early in the season and adjust the supports as necessary – we waited too long to stake our tomatoes and ended up with crazy plants that curved in all sorts of odd directions. 🙂

Janelle AndersonApril 21, 2009 - 7:22 am

I can’t believe how blond that handsome boy is! Brent’s pretty cute himself. 🙂 Good luck with the garden. I think we will be headed to the farmers market instead. 🙂

kristinApril 21, 2009 - 8:35 am

Let’s just hope that after everthing is planted they stay planted until they are ready, if b-ro liks dirt that much he may like unripe straberries and peppers!!

JenniferApril 21, 2009 - 10:05 am

Right before I clicked the link to your blog, the headline that stood out was “What to do if your kid eats dirt” – how appropriate! I figure being on the Cali coast I could plant early (if it’s already in the garden stores you can plant right?!) and my garden has gotten hit by frost – twice! Some stuff didn’t mind, but some most definitely did. I’m not sure if it’s going to come back or if I’ll have to replant a few things. Our bunny has been loving the fresh lettuce and strawberries though!

KatherineApril 30, 2009 - 4:50 pm

This makes me so happy! It’s amazing to see how many newbie gardeners are sowing seeds this year! Including us. 😉

propeciaJune 5, 2009 - 10:51 pm

If you have to do it, you might as well do it right

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