Monday, May 16, 2011

Pictures from our day of planting.

our garden mentor-Richard

rows and rows of potatoes!

needing a drink after 10 mins of work

17 tomato plants- yep feeding an army

Good thing for Boy scout lashings

part of our 7 rows of peas!

the strawberry patch

glorious peas

Taylor and Freeman, Dig it.

intense moment trying to keep going straight

our pioneer tools

our 1897 modern day invention

kids loving to help umm for like 10 minutes

um yea new shoes for working in dirt.

already thinking of heading off to the tire swing

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Gardeners: Nate and Jenna Almond and kids
Ryan and Melinda Almond and kids

Land: Northward in Bluffdale

Garden Mentors- Richard and Nonna

--So with a desire to eat more healthy, save money, and teaching kids the "Law of the Harvest"- yea the wii and xbox havent been able to teach that just yet, we have planted a garden. One would think this being our first time that we would experiment with a small garden but Nooooo, with the generosity of Richard and Nonna letting us use their land, we have planted:

7 rows of peas- row length=20 ft
17 tomato plants
4 rows of bush beans-row length=20 ft
8 rows of corn-row length=55 ft
10 cantaloupe plants
10 cucumber, 8 red pepper, 8 yellow pepper, 8 jalapeno, Cilantro, Dill, Kale, Lettuce, Carrots, green onions, yellow onions(200)
Red and Russett Potatoes- 5 rows each of 30 ft rows

Yea, in over our heads? most likely. But going to have a blast growing a garden.

--So come post and share with us your secrets and photos of your garden experiments. With what we learn, we will share as well.