Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring....glorious spring.


YAY!!!! Spring is in the air here in South-Eastern Pennsylvania, and it couldn't have come fast enough for me. Yes, it is still quite chilly at night and in the morning, but the days have gotten longer and just warm enough that the girls get to go outside to play after school. During winter I always forget how nice it is to be in the backyard with them jumping on the trampoline and swinging on the swingset. Hooray!

All these reminders of spring have put us in the mood to start another garden this year. We learned alot last year and want to put our newfound knowledge to the test. I have been daydreaming of a fenced-in raised bed and I *think* I have Ron convinced that he needs to build one for me. Crossing my fingers.......

So, in preparation for the garden we decided to start some seeds! I let Steph decide what we would be planting this year and aside from picking eggplant (which she admitted she had never tasted before) she did a fine job!!!! This year we are trying a few new veggie varieties like carrots, onions, and green beans just to see what happens. Of course we will still have a few of the old favorites like tomatoes and cucumbers, and this year we wisened up and bought the normal sized pumpkins and not the gigantic variety. We also added gourds and jack be little pumpkins to our list!

This evening I set the girls to the task of getting all those tiny little seeds planted in the dirt. They had a great time and loved doing it (except that Jen had a hard time understanding why we weren't dumping the entire bag of seeds in the holes!)

Wish me luck that at least a few of these pop up in the next few weeks........








8 comments:

psucolleen said...

GREAT pictuers! And I so wish I had a vegetable garden! Maybe one of these years. So glad it's Spring on the calendar; now we just need Mother Nature to come through with the temperatures!

Beth said...

Love those pics! Wish I had a green thumb...

Susie's Site said...

I am so inspired to plant with my little guy now! Wonderful - where do you get the energy - It was so great seeing you and "meeting" you again at the scrap on Friday night - Was that really aleady a week ago - time flies! Take care and hope to scrap soon - Invite open for the weekend at the beach scrap May 1 - 3 - big house! ; )

Rachael said...

What great pics!! I hope the seeds sprout nice and big!!

scrappermimi said...

Such great pictures! Looks like fun too!

jennifer said...

Beautiful photos! It is so nice to see spring again, isn't it? Although, we're only just starting up here in MA!

Unhinged said...

Love the pictures! I'm so jealous. Wish I had a garden! (Well, I DID buy one of those upside down tomato planter thingies this year...we'll have to see how THAT works out...ha ha).

Anonymous said...

oh my Lord fun size!! i hope you have a really REALLY big garden space with all the fun stuff you have there! we are expanding our garden this year-twice the size it was-i am afraid...very afraid!!

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