Friday, May 13, 2011

KinderGARDENS Week 2

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Ethan and Carter excited for Strawberries!
 Wow, super excited I stuck to the plan today...sure made it easier since Blogger was down.  It's week 2 of KinderGARDENS and it sure is keeping me motivated since I'm "checking in" weekly.  I haven't been this far along in my garden for years.  The 
kids totally got into it too.  So happy to have them 
involved in the process.
A few days ago I was thinking it would be great to donate extra food from the garden to a local pantry or organization in need of fresh food and low and behold...this week we were challenged to find someone to give some garden goodies to.  I already had my call in to WINGS, and organization that helps battered women.  They have a safe home not far from us and thought they would be perfect recipients of garden goodness.  They were thrilled to hear we wanted to share our bounty (once it gets growing of course) and the kids love the idea of sharing what is ours...well, it's not really ours.  Every good and perfect gift is from above!

So here is what we got planted so far:
Golden Peppers
California Wonder Peppers
Ariane Orange Peppers
Brandywine Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Italian Zucchini
String Beans
Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Oregano & Mint

We still have 2 different Sunflowers, Watermelon, 
Cantaloupe and Pumpkins to plant, but I'll save that 
for another day...I'm pooped! :)
Carter is my tamper helper.

Hole digger helper.

Carrot Seeds

Else planting the carrot seeds.

Ugh, the BEFORE!

The AFTER...still more weeds to be pulled!
Happy Gardening!



  1. It's great you have the "before" photo, you'll love comparing them as the garden grows!
    Congrats on getting so much done!
    Your helpers sure look enthusiastic!

  2. oh, looks great!! your kids look like they're having a ball. :)

  3. Good luck with your garden! Your little helpers are adorable!!!

  4. I like how kinderGARDENs is keeping me on track, too :) Look forward to how the 'after' picture changes!

  5. The before photo is great. This is our very first year planting a vegetable garden. I was shocked to see how small those carrot seeds are. They are like little delicate snippets of paper... so tiny and light.

  6. What a great idea! I do not have a green thumb. Sadly, everything that crosses my path (plot?) ends up dying in a sad, waterless grave.

    Following you back!

  7. All your hard work already shows in the before/after pics. Just think how satisfying it will be to look out there in a month! Awesome start!

  8. I hopped over here from Inadvertant Farmer. I'm new to kinderGARDENS and totally missed the linky opening this week....oh well I guess! The before and after pics of your garden are great! So much accomplished already! Love all the peppers you are planting! This post just makes me hungry! I can taste all that great fresh garden produce! And you're right - all these gifts are from above.

  9. Love the before and after shots! My husband (who teaches environmental science) was telling me that most of the common garden weeds thrive at 45 degrees F. No wonder I always have so many weeds to pull before I'm ready to get serious about planting. Yours looks great!

  10. @Shayne
    Wow Shayne...that explains a lot! Here is Chicago is stays that temp for a while before we get to plant. Thanks for the info!


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