Friday, April 3, 2009

Edible landscape...

Well, we're not quite there yet, but Jason has a vision of creating an edible landscape in our backyard, and slowly but surely, it is coming to fruition! We (okay Jason and the kids) just planted our spring/summer crop. We already have bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and chives growing. Corn has sprouted, and some other things have sprouted too (I'll have to check with J to find out what they are!) Thankfully our citrus trees didn't die in the snowfall, so we have a meyer lemon, and two orange varieties blooming, along with an avocado and fig tree. We hope to plant blueberry vines in the backyard eventually. My favorite crop is our winter sugar snap pea vines because our kids will eat them right off the vine and they are delicious! It's all been kind of a trial and error process, we have not had success with broccoli and cauliflower. But we've had great success with lettuce varieties and the sugar snap peas. Our tomatoes like to grow, but we're still trying to figure out how to keep the tomato horn worms away. It is a lot of fun for the kids and a pretty cost-effective way to have fresh, organic veggies!
This pic is hilarious, because that's classic Finny. About to chomp the carrot that Laynie is holding. I'm attributing that to him still being a puppy (17 months old.) And I'm hopeful that he won't always try to eat every little thing that isn't tied down. Good thing he's cute!

This one is so sweet. Laynie was so proud of this gigantic carrot! Unfortunately it had grown so big, it didn't taste very good. But it sure looked good!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like I could go shopping in your backyard! :) Fun times and great experiences your kids are having with Jason and his garden.