Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gardens Week 5

No pictures of week 4 because we were out of town for the 4th, and by the time I thought about it again once we were home, it was nearly time for the 5th week pictures, so I decided to just wait.

Week 5:

Jared's garden! Beans are finally getting tall enough to start vining up the trellis (with a bit of guidance from us...), his pumpkin plants are really taking off, and the lettuce is getting a tad bit fuller

Connor's garden! The greens of the raddishes have gotten CRAZY huge, but there hasn't been enough REALLY sunny days to plump the actual raddishes. Connor ate one that was about 1/2 inch wide and probably about that tall (shorter once Dan cut off the stem at the top and the stringy root at the bottom...LOL). His carrots still look pretty pathetic (sorry, had my big lense on and had to stand back too far and so you can't see them behind the raddishes), but they all survived the transplanting process, and are starting to get a bit fuller greens. His pumpkin plants aren't as big as Jared's, but are bigger than Emily's.

Emily's garden! Em's plants are slowly but surely filling in. She had a cucumber plant come up about five days ago, even though it was planted five weeks ago! She also had a butternut squash plant come up about a week and a half ago, despite having been planted weeks ago. We thought it was pretty funny they were so delayed!! Her pumpkins look pretty pathetic compared to Jared and Connor's, but they're nice and green and growing new leaves all the time, so I'm sure they'll get there eventually!

Dan let Connor pick and eat one of the raddishes before I got a chance to take a picture of the "1st harvest" so I had to make a big deal about the 2nd one! LOL It's still pretty tiny compared to what they should be, but he was so excited to get to pick it and eat it! This one is a little bigger than the 1st one he got to pick and eat. I think the LONG greens atop the TINY raddish is hilarious!


Shan said...

They look great. I haven't been able to convince Mike to go the garden route yet.

Betsy said...

That is pretty funny!