girls in the garden

This morning Nick and Andre went off to work like men, and the girls took advantage of the babe napping.  I tended and weeded while Isabel picked and the little girls watered themselves the garden.  I even got in a phone conversation as we worked side-by-side.  Seedlings are planted for some fall/winter gardening, and we are enjoying the hard work we’ve put in with each bowl of garden goodies that make their way in the house.  It is so satisfying to see the rewards of hard work.  It’s not satisfying in a proud way (because I know just who controls the weather and the growth), but in a way of thankfulness and excitement.

With good there is sometimes bad.  We lost our pumpkin, crooked neck squash, acorn squash, and cucumbers to powdery mildew.  I am thankful that we got harvests from all of these plants before they died.  Really, gardening is a learn-as-you-go experience.  Now, I know the early signs and what to do next season.  I also have a better understanding on what I want to plant more/less of.  Fall plans are carrots, onions, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers, and possible potatoes (checking up on that).  What will you be planting for the Autumn season?

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One thought on “girls in the garden

  1. gorgeous picture, gorgeous fruit. There’s a fly on your flower. My in-laws are reaping what I’ve sown in their garden, I planted a tomato plant a little while ago, and it’s growing well, I’ll probably get some fruit from it this fall. I haven’t looked into planting anything for the winter though. I hope I become a better gardener as I go along.

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