Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July

This month is already almost gone. I think I set a record for time lapsing from when I took pictures to when I downloaded them onto my camera. I can't believe there was a picture on there from the beginning of the month!


Logan trying out sparklers and loving them.


When we moved in, Josh's parents gave us a grow box as a gift, and Josh and I have tried out gardening for the first time. Josh and I have never had to do any yard work since we have been married, and we still don't have a yard in our townhouse, but we have been working on our back area slowly getting it ready to lay sod. And we have taken care of the little garden. It has been a great experience. I don't know very much, but it has been a miracle as I watched the plants grow, blossom, and bear fruit. I loved initially planting, because I felt like it was a adult-sized sensory table, and the other day as I was watering I noticed some of the little tomatoes were red and ripe. I was so excited I went and picked them and showed Logan and Josh. Logan might turn orange by the end of the summer, because he eats them so fast.

I am learning. I have petunias out front in big flower pots and they are actually doing really well, except that snails climb up in them. About a month ago I found two snails in the middle one. I didn't think much of it, I just got frustrated and got them out. Well, today I was looking in the pot and noticed a snail, and as I looked closer I noticed tons and tons of baby snails. I should have known. Two snails in a secluded spot can only mean trouble. I hope my petunias survive.

Green peppers, we haven't tried them yet, but they are getting really big.

One of our bigger tomatoes and basil from our garden. Yum, yum.

And little Logan, who I fear shall soon eat us out of house and home. He is climbing into the pantry to find some viddles. He is fun, but he is two. Which lately seems very challenging.

8 comments:

Valarie said...

Your parents are not gardeners but your grandparents and great-grandparents are/were, so you should have some natural abilities. Keep up the good work! Love, mom/grandma

Karen said...

Wow, way to go on the gardening! That's awesome. Darn those snails! Sorry I missed your call the other day. I'll try to call you later this week. It's becoming crazy since we're moving back in 3 weeks and Dave's sister actually just moved out here, so we're helping them get settled.

Tiffany said...

Yum Garden Tomatoes! :) That's so fun to pick your own out of your garden!!

The Roundys said...

2 is challenging! Ben's 2 has been much harder than Sarah's 2 as well. Great job with your gardening too! Your tomatoes look soooo delicious. I wish we could have grown some this year.

Chrissy said...

How fun! I could never garden, I'm too stinkin LAZY! I think it's great that you and Josh are doing it together! Logan is such a cutie, as always! He is getting so big.. We definitely need to get together soon. When are you free in August? Maybe Brian, Akasha and I will spend a weekend there!

Kaylene said...

Try snail bait..works like a charm! I'm super impressed with your gardening abilities. My attempt this year was not so successful. I'm counting it as a learning experience and I'll do better next time. :)

The Dyer Family said...

Looks like you guys are doing great. Love the garden box. Trever would be proud of your tomato's. He would just say that you need some good cheese to go with them. Way to go. P.S. Happy Birthday, a month ago. I am sorry that I missed it. I hope you had a good one.

Lisa said...

I am so glad you have a garden! I love it! GOOD job fellow green thumb farmer :) I hope all is well!

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