Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pea Patch Garden

We are lucky to have a half of a garden space at Griffin's school this year, along with other parents, classrooms and community members who have plots alongside. The students have fun seeing the garden spaces as they move around the school grounds. Griffin and I stop by after school to water and weed at least three times a week.

So far we have tomatoes, corn, lettuce, fava beans, sugar snap peas, pumpkins, basil and flowers we planted last fall that have been blooming over the past month. Crops that have failed (so far): rosemary, radishes and rhubarb (strange, they all start with the letter R!). We have five tomato plants, three of which we started from seeds, so it will be an interesting experiment to see how all of them do.

Here are some less-than-perfect photos for now (I had to use my phone's camera, which is not up-to-date with the latest technology). More to come as our plants bloom and grow!

sign by the garden

fava beans, garlic, and tomatoes in back


our HUGE tulip, almost three feet tall!

University StreetFair

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Early morning conversation

Griffin: Mommy, do you know something really important? When we eat strawberries at school for snack we have to have our tummies up against the table, because if you drop the strawberries they can sting your shirt. You have to be really brave to eat strawberries.

Mommy: I think your teachers meant that the strawberries can STAIN your shirt, not sting you.

Griffin: Oh.