Friday, June 11, 2010

Garden Carnage

We waited until nightfall.

It was sad, but it had to be done. The first crop of broccoli and cauliflower had to come out to get more sunlight to all the plants they were shading, and open up space for new summer plantings. Still, it's hard to say goodbye to such tremendous growth that came from such tiny seeds. They done good.

I left the second planting of both veggies growing, and we'll see how they do now that it's getting warmer. They may have to go too.

It took some serious muscles to pull these huge plants out (and keep all the neighboring veggies in place).

Dylan loves to eat the carrots fresh from the garden. I'm not even completely sure if he rinses them first. Dylan? Did you rinse the carrot?

Into the compost bin they went. And back to the garden they'll go. A lovely cycle of nourishment.

I'm sketching summer garden plans! Stay tuned for what comes next!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I find these posts so inspiring. City girl, hates-to-get-her-hands-dirty me actually did some weeding yesterday. It was so incredible to claw out the weeds so the few flowers in those beds could actually breathe and grow properly. I loved it!