Growing for my growing family

Each morning I like to wander purposely around the garden. I take note of how the plants are doing, check in on the chickens and then mentally make a list of what needs to be done that day. Also, it gives me a chance just to enjoy the garden, which I think sets me up for the rest of the day.

One item that made it to my list, probably a few days ago to be honest, was to thin the radishes. I know that, unless I want weedy radishes, I need to do some thinning.

This afternoon, AJ came out and joined me doing a bit of gardening. She is so keen now she has her patch, but not as keen as eating all the radish thinnings. When those ran out, her attention turned to my cut and grow salad leaves. As I watched her nibble, it made me doubt whether I had planted enough to feed my growing family. This girl of mine could eat salad all day.

So when I suggested that she grow some salad leaves and radishes in her garden, she jumped at the chance. This is her first line of salad leaves. I had some ladybird poppies and sunflowers for her to plant too.

It now leaves me thinking that I need to plant even more of everything. Hmm. I need a plan. I’ve already decided to plant some fast growing crops between the brussel sprouts which are in the other raised beds. I usually put lettuce between the sweetcorn, which I hadn’t planned to do this year, but maybe I will.  Time to find big bags of seeds.

AJ made sure TF had salad leaves as well. I love the example she sets. He ate them, but really what he wanted to do was peep through the hole in the fence he had found. From here he can watch next door mow their grass. That boy and engines.

4 thoughts on “Growing for my growing family

  • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 9:30 am
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    I love TF’s wellies. My son was the same when he was small, he also used to love taking things apart which he mostly managed to put back together.

    • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 10:40 am
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      Both TF and BL love to take things apart. As there is plenty of engineering blood in the family, I’m hoping that they will get to the stage of putting things back together again….soon!

  • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 6:31 pm
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    Gosh you’ve been busy..I love the last snap…. excellent!!!!

    • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 9:21 pm
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      Hi Val. See what happens when you go away on holiday!

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