watching the garden grow
We planted our garden this weekend. Levi has been helping his papa in the garden for several weeks now, so he is really into gardening. The weather was beautiful…it got me really excited about our garden and all the fresh vegetables we will soon be picking. Hopefully that excitement will last long enough to get through those hot summer days when I need to be pulling weeds and watering. 🙂
We planted sweet corn, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers…and I am hoping to plant a few more things in the next couple weeks. We planted everything on Saturday. On Sunday while we were outside Levi pushed Griffin over to the garden to check on his plants.
Then he pushed him back over to the house.
And back to the garden again.
Levi talked to Griffin about going to the garden and all the plants while he pushed. He was just talking away. I love listening to the conversations that Levi has with Griffin. Won’t Levi be surprised when Griffin can actually talk back…hopefully he will let his brother get a word in!
He parked Griffin right on the edge of the garden so he could see.
Then he walked to the very edge and put his hands behind his back as he looked. It was so funny. We have had many talks about how we can’t play in the dirt or ride his four wheeler through the garden any more. Bummer. It is hard work keeping your two year old away from the plants so they can actually grow!
Levi wanted to put dirt instead of water on our new plants. He thought it would help them grow bigger.
Each plant got a little handful of dirt and then it was back to pushing his brother again.
(Can you see Joel’s “big garden” in the background? His corn is just coming up. Levi checks on it everyday too.)
Griffin loved riding to the garden…Levi kept him quite entertained as they watched the garden grow together.
**For those of you who are wondering…No, my boys do not usually where nice clothes to play outside and tromp through the garden. We were just lazy and hadn’t changed out of our church clothes yet! 🙂