Thursday, March 26, 2009

Growing garden

I'm SO excited!
My garden is growing. Not much is coming up yet, but there's definitely growth!

Fennel poking it's little leaves out
The lettuce and fennel box (which I might add, this is the bad soil mixed with just veggie mix)
Radishes poking out. Three of these weren't there yesterday! The celery in the background has some new growth as do the peas!I love all the different colors of the lettuce leaves!

Monday, March 16, 2009

more garden pictures

Here's the little tiny lettuce leaves. So cute!
Here's my little girl! She was having lots of fun helping me in the garden!
I couldn't post all the pictures in the last post, for some reason.

Green Thumb?

We finally got our act together and got a garden planted this year! I'm very excited about it. Last year we planted a few strawberry plants and a tomato and they did pretty well, for just being stuck in the ground. This year we decided to make boxes and not deal with our nasty soil.
Here is the view of the three boxes that we made. As you can see, we don't have a lot of space. We planted one box in rows and with regular gardening soil and no compost. Then Alesa introduced me to Square Food Gardening. I did some research on it and we did the other two boxes with those theories. I used 50% compost and 50% vegetable soil in one and 25% vegetable soil, 25% gardening soil and 50% compost in the other one. It's going to be an experiment to see which on turns out better.
Here's what the boxes look like before we planted anything in them.
Here are our tomatoes, snow peas, celery. We also planted radish, carrots, and beans (all seeds).
This is the original box we did. It has lettuce and fennel in it. I'm VERY excited, there are little leaves already showing. This morning there were only about 5, then this afternoon there were two complete rows of lettuce!! I could literally watch them grow!
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

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Monday, March 2, 2009

We had a small break in the rain last week and the sunshine came out, so I took Bella outside for a little bit of sunshine.
I set her on the grass and at first she liked it. She wasn't quite sure what to do, so she just sat there. It was the first time I've put her down and she hasn't instantly started to crawl away.
When she did get up the nerve to crawl she didn't like the way the grass felt.
Then she just sat there and cried and screamed until I came to pick her up and saved her from that horrible grass.
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I had Isabella sitting on the table next to a bowl of clementines. She picked one up and stuck it in her mouth and bit it. She seemed to like it, so I peeled it for her and let her have a go at it. I watched her so that she would choke on the skins. She pretty much just sucked the juice out of it. She is getting to be so fun and independent. She likes about everything that I give her to eat. The only thing that she doesn't absolutely love is asparagus and broccoli.
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Teething Biscuits

We gave Isabella a teething biscuit for the first time today (well, really it was the second time, the first time, she almost choked. I guess that's what the age recommendation on the box is for). She LOVED it! I don't usually let her get messy, I can't stand it. I didn't realize this was going to make such a mess. She was in heaven.
I'm also very happy to say that she has finally started to hold a sippy cup and bottle on her own. She has been quite spoiled and would refuse to hold the cup. Yesterday we were shopping and she needed a bottle so I gave her one (another first for me) and with a little help for me to put her hands on it, she held it and drank from it. Tonight she did it with the sippy cup. YIPEE!
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