Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garden Update

The garden is out of control!!! lol, we have squash and cucumbers growing like crazy out there. Today we went out and picked some veggies and I did some much needed weeding. We ended up with way more cucumbers than we can eat ourselves so the girls suggested that we take some to the neighbors. They were so cute, I put them in a bag and sent them next door while I stood on the porch with Eli. They were giggling and kept telling me "don't talk mommy, we're going to do it all by ourselves!!" Sophia was so shy, she said "I'm kind of scared, what if they laugh at me??" But Ansleigh was so ready to tell them that she had cucumbers for them that she kept forgetting what they were called. When the neighbor came to the door they all just stood there and looked over at me to do the talking... I decided to keep quiet and see how they handled themselves, Ansleigh made a weird nervous grunt while holding the bag out and Alyssa started grabbing cucumbers out and handing them to the man with a huge smile on her face while Sophia sort of hid behind a pillar on the porch. It was so cute and he was just laughing and saying "these are for me? thank you!!" They were so proud of their hard work and can't wait to give out more vegetables to the neighborhood. This garden has been a blessing in more ways than I had imagined. My kids are learning where out food comes from, they're eating healthy snacks straight from the back yard, and now they are learning how good it feels to give to others and hopefully some confidence with talking to strangers too. I took some pictures today, they aren't great because the sun is so high right now, but it's the only time I'll have to get pictures today.

Squash and zucchini

flower on squash plant


very first eggplant is growing!

cucumber plants

tomato plants are HUGE!!

just waiting on them to ripen 

cherry tomatoes!!!


flower on beans

peas (had a couple more of these but lost them today
while Ansleigh was "helping" me weed the garden, oops)
tomatoes are taller than Sophia! 


  1. wonderful. we love giving our extras away. such a blessing! you are doing a great job for your first garden!

    1. Thank you :) I was really skeptical at first, but I grew most of these plants from seed!! I'm so proud of myself! haha.

  2. I am sooo jealous!! I did not use seeds to start my garden, and I will next time! You would think that buying already grown plants would get you veggies faster..everyone I know who used seeds has had much better success than me! I will be doing a much bigger (starting from seeds) garden in the fall:) I am also wanting to get into canning and canning store bought veggies for some reason just isn't the same. I do have about 5 tomato plants and have a feeling I will be set on those...:) I am proud of you. You make us military wives look GREAT:)