Welcome to week 8 of KinderGARDENS 2011...on the right day this time!
This time last year our assignment was to hand over our cameras to our kiddos and let them loose in the garden. I loved the results so we're doing it again this season! This gives us an opportunity to see the garden through their eyes, to find out what captures their interest!
So come back next week and share photos that your kids have taken...and if you babies aren't old enough yet them let them direct you as to what they want you to take pictures of. Make sure to share the finished posts with them!
I can't wait to see what they come up with!
We finally had an 80 degree day here...it lasted one day and then we plunged back into the 60's. The weather man is messing with my brain!
But we do have...
Pea blossoms...its about time!
Which invariable will lead to the invasion of...
the Pea Monster!
Our beans are up...now to keep the crows and rabbits out of them! Speaking of keeping things away...
Our scarecrow has gotten himself a new pair of boots and is doing a fine job just standing in the raspberry patch doing nothing!
The bees are enjoying the raspberry blossoms, we have three kinds of bees out in the patch, hubbies honey bees, mason bees, and some kind of big bumble bee. The kids have been avoiding going out there due to the invasion...I could not be happier!
Sorry about the big alien finger in the shot!
Our tomatoes have a few green babies growing...my mouth is watering just dreaming of the first from the garden tomato this year...yummmmm!
We're growing purple broccoli for the first time this year and I must say the kids are completely intrigued. This one is growing in their maze and they check on it every day! We've also planted purple and orange cauliflower...can't wait!
Can't wait for these little guys to ripen too!
When my mom moved up she had lots cute little decorations from her garden that Sweet Girl has been having fun adorning our garden with!
Finally our beets are up! I do not do well with root crops. We have heavy soil that I have worked hard to ammend but still root crops are a huge challenge for me, which it too bad because I love them. Hopefully this years beets will do better than last.
Do any of you have any tips for growing root veggies? They seem to allude me...
For a little KinderGARDENs housekeeping! I am going to go to each of your blogs and grab your buttons to put here for the blogroll. If you don't have a button not to worry I will put up your name as a link.