Sunday, May 19, 2013

Harvesting Radishes

This past Thursday we made our first real harvest at our new homestead in Philadelphia. We finally have some radishes coming in, so we had the kids go in the garden and check for radishes that were started to pop up out of the ground. They were very excited. Their friend, our neighbor heard us in the garden, so we invited her over to pick a radish to take with her as well.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Protecting from Cold Temps

Last night we had temperatures drop down into the mid to upper 30's. So last night before going upstairs I gave all the beds and potted plants a good soaking to help them handle the cold temps, and then brought out a few of our moving blankets to cover up the tomatoes that we were a bit more worried wouldn't handle the colder temps.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kids in the Garden

This past week, we transplanted all of our tomatoes we had started in the basement in the winter. 13 different heirloom varieties. The kids all had fun helping, although we did have one casualty, our Marglobe tomato was accidentally snapped in half (I guess that is a risk when you have 2 year old garden helpers...).

The kids have also started their raised bed that I had built for them. Antonio transplanted his "Pizza Garden" and Julia Belén her flowers that she has been growing from seed in the basement. They were so happy to be out in the garden, I hope I can keep this spark of joy alive for them to cultivate for even their children as well.