We are unpacking and unpacking some more, but a person has to take a break from that. So this afternoon, Davey and I started working on our garden. There are raised beds in the backyard, so I couldn’t resist planting immediately. It’s a little late in the year, but I did a little research, talked to some local gardeners, and I determined there are a few vegetables with which we might have some success.
After all, as Davey it explained to me, growing a garden is easy. All it takes is sunshine, water, and lots of love.
I went to this awesomely cool nursery this afternoon to get a few seeds and see if they had any remaining tomato plants. The nursery is called Dusty’s and apparently it is located on a 110 year old farm. It was really neat.
Our landlord loaned us a hand tiller. It’s one of those “as seen on tv” tillers, and it worked great. Davey was checking it out, but I did the tilling. That’s pretty much the pattern we established in the planting of the garden.
Davey marched into the garden ready to clean out the weeds. Mostly though he loved trying out his new white tiger stripe gardening gloves.
He helped me weed a little, but then Ron Weasley needed something and then there were Hogwart students needing to get into our gardening class, and he was off into pretend land.
He did insist on digging all the holes for the scraggly little tomato plants that I got for 50 cents each. He enjoyed digging.
He also liked planting the tomatoes (as Buster watched forlornly from outside the garden fence).
Davey was focused so I was able to take a few pictures of him. I like this one.
After that we planted the seeds. Davey wasn’t quite as into that, although he helped me a little. By that time there were Hogwart students who wanted to buy vegetables, and he was having to explain to them that they were not going to be ready for awhile.
We had fun getting our first garden going. David came out for awhile and took a few pictures for me. He’s not much into the gardening thing, although he’s very optimistic about and looking forward to some good vegetable yields. I planted some beets, kale, lettuce and carrots. We shall see. It’s good training for next spring as well!