Thursday, April 24, 2008

Where do we go from here?

So....on April 7 our family whipped out the little greenhouse set and dirt and seeds that I had bought a couple months ago. I thought it would be a nice project for us to teach Lawson (and kinda Jordan) about how God makes seeds grow into plants, they grow up big, the make flowers and fruit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

It really was a great project...Both of the kids LOVED it...and it was on a night that both were fussy and it was going to be tough to get to bedtime! Bonus!

I'm not sure what I really expected. I guess that they would just grow a little and we would have a nice little tray of plants to look at. I know this is not realistic...just wasn't really thinking in the future.

Today, this is where we are at. The super long/tall ones are sunflowers, tomatoes, squash and snap peas. The ones that are still pretty short are the flowers--petunias, delphiniums, daisies and pansies. The watermelons still haven't really come up yet.

What do I do now with all these plants? I don't think our yard is a good place fora garden--we have 80 gazillion squirrels and birds. Plus...I feel that this will require much maintenance. However, Lawson knows very well that these are his plants and that we are waiting for flowers and fruits and vegetables.

What do I do with them? Any gardeners out there?


Jamey said...

How fun! I've thought about doing that with Avery, but have never gotten around to it. Sounds like you have a dilemma. I'm no gardener, so let me know how it comes out! ;)

P.S. I miss you guys terribly.

Bethany said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! We have done this not once, not twice, but THRICE!!!

One was on a HUGE scale! (1/2 acre garden sounded good! Until the weeds showed up!)

Watch out for the watermelon....they will appear one day climbing up the back of your house! :) Yes, we had a watermelon at the roofline of our house. It was the attack of the fruits and veggies.

Sorry I don't have any solution for you. I WILL however, suggest that you make a very small spot close to the house that you can monitor...aka: keep rodents out of! :)

Good luck!

Sunny said...

That is so neat that you guys are doing that with Lawson. I am frantically trying to finish up weeding my beds, so that we can plant our flowers. Let us know what you do with them. I'm sure that Lawson is so excited to see them growing!!!

Brooke said...

I had a friends that grew veggies from pots. She used some bigger ones and the plants actually grew to big quite HUGE and she was able to use them to eat. I think that the watermelons and tomatoes will have the be planted in your yard. Good luck!

The Bowerman Blog said...

That is the cutest idea. Joshua is trying to grow tomatoes and Marah is growing some type of pink flower. They love waking up in the morning to see how much it has grown and of course to water it (over water it).
You are very creative with all the different types. Love that idea.


Such a good idea! I look forward to the days when I can do little projects like that with my kids. Not wishing the time away, but I think it'll be fun! Not a lot of advice here, though, about the garden. I don't have much of a green thumb...really not one at all!

Alisha said...

What a fun family project! We will have to try that next spring. If it were me I would probably plant them in the back yard and just see what happens. Good luck with it all!

Jason said...

So, what did you decide to do?