Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Inch by inch, row by row...

Well for the 4th time in my life I planted a garden. All previous gardens have been severely unsuccessful so expectations for this one were low. So, when we saw some broccoli actually growing bigger and bigger we were thrilled!!! And then it turned into little yellow flowers... oops. So today we seized the day (and the tiny other broccoli) and harvested some goods. What do we have to show for all of our hard work? A small bunch of broccoli florets (not yet flowers!) and a teeny tiny red onion. The broccoli was devoured quickly with some ranch and the red onion was chopped up an added to some queso (how else do a 5 and 3 year old enjoy red onions?) Is there another garden in our future? Probably, at this rate I might grow a full sized carrot by the time I'm 50.

The proud gardeners

 Our broccoli bunch (the caterpillars were really hard on the leaves)

What happens when you don't harvest at the right time. It is still edible and Lillian really enjoyed being able to eat some flowers!

Roy and his trophy of hard work

Lil and her trophy of hard work

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