In the Garden: Spring has Sprung

I appreciate garden helpers like this bee, and look forward to juicy strawberries in a few weeks.

We started these tomatoes from seed back in February, and just transplanted them to the garden this past weekend. The kids have been great helpers in taking care of the plants. Jumping Spider in particular likes to help water them. This particular garden box is set up according the directions found in  All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Generally, I’m more of an experimenter than a direction-follower; this is a bold move on my part!

Aha, one of my favorite garden denizens. That’s chocolate, not soil, around Dragonfly’s mouth–this time. He certainly eats his share of soil, accompanied by the occasional dandelion head. I’ve heard it strengthens the immune system…

I had to borrow the camera back to snap this picture, but I thought I should present my official assistant photographer: Jumping Spider. He is responsible for many of the photos that get taken around here. Honeybee also takes an occasional turn with the camera. That’s fortunate, as my hands are more likely to be covered in dirt than to be shooting pictures.

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5 Responses to In the Garden: Spring has Sprung

  1. maryanne says:

    Jumping Spider must be quite the amateur photographer – you get some great shots!

    Your plants look so big already! Ours are tiny, but I have hope we’ll see something. I’m sure it’ll help if temperatures ever rise about 55 here…

    • thegardener says:

      We got the plants started early–but you might notice those tomato leaves are a bit yellow, they grew too long in too little soil indoors. Hopefully they will adjust happily to their new environment.

  2. Oh, your garden box makes me wish my garden was underway! I need to buy some soil…

    Your kids are so cute. They must love all the yummy produce they help grow!!

    • thegardener says:

      This is the first year we’ve had much room for a garden–we spent the past 7 years in an apartment, so container gardening was about all I could do. We’re super excited to see what we can grow this year!

  3. Karene says:

    I’m also trying square foot gardening this year, and I love it!!!

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