Thursday, July 8, 2010

kinderGARDEN Thursday: week 13

This week The Inadvertent Farmer wanted to know what we believe. Week 13 post here. I believe alot of things, but I'll confine myself to the realm of gardening today.

I believe that this has been one of the most jam packed busy summers we've had yet as a family. Which leads me to admit that I'm glad we container gardened this summer because that meant we could mostly ignore the garden and it continues to grow in bursts, every so often.

I believe this is the least I've ever watered or weeded a garden. (I don't just believe this statement, I know.)

I believe that I actually miss having to weed. It makes gardening more interesting to me. This sterile garden is a little boring to me. But because of my first belief, I don't think I could have kept up with the weeds we've been so busy.

I believe that my 3rd attempt at cilantro and lettuce will be sortof successful. Matthew and I want to eat that lettuce so bad, but it's too small yet.

Matthew and I believe that there will be more purple green beans and tomatoes too. (Ok, this is a hopeful wish. The tomato plants aren't as big as I'd like, but they are starting to bloom and the purple green beans bloomed like mad and gave 6 beans, which bugs ate 5 of so we are wishing like mad for more.) Here is the purple green bean straight from the garden.

Into the pot all by it's lonesome.

And presto! It changed color. I believe we have magic beans!

Matthew liked his magic bean half. He wanted more. So did I. Half a bean is not filling.

I believe that even if we don't get a single thing more, this gardening experience has been successful.


Auntie said...

Ha! What a great spin to put on a purple bean that turns green after cooking. Probably a good idea for non-gardners, who might be freaked at the sight of a purple green bean on their plate.
The container garden seems ideal for Matthew. He can look at plants and tend them, and--at 3--is probably more impressed by the singularity of this or that than by an row of it.

inadvertent farmer said...

LOL...magic beans! Gotto love the enthusiasm of kids, even if there is only one bean!

Fun post, Kim

Erin said...

I believe! Another assignment... I better start thinking! Funny how you haven't watered less, and I haven't watered MORE than this year!!

Mom said...

I believe that you two are having a blast with your gardening project and I'm glad you thought of using containers this year!

Cathryn said...

Cute - cute! If you catch the purple beans tender enough they are beautiful raw in a salad. We eat them right off the vine!
I like your realistic optimism!

Grace said...

Container gardening is a blessing in many ways. Isn't it crazy how busy a summer can get?

Stacey said...

I love those purple beans. I need some of those for next year. I hope you get more than one!