mini gardening update

today will be a lazy day. by lazy i mean sawyer didn’t wake up until 10:45 this morning! he went to bed at 8pm and slept straight until then. but the good news is sleep does a body good because he is feeling so much better. i know this because he is fighting with his siblings, that’s always a good sign. well, good in that he’s well enough to fight i guess. i stayed in my own pajamas until almost 10. greta is almost completely back to normal and all i can do is cross my fingers and toes that gunnar will stay well and not get the same virus. aaron picked up some vitamin D3 at whole foods and we are all taking it for immune support and they say it will cut the effects of the flu. so far so good.

during this lazy day we do have a few plans, garden planning and bed making. we took apart the boys bunk beds and are trying to build them new beds ourselves, side by side. so far it’s been okay. just a little labor intensive.

we are learning what will grow well together and we have two large beds to plant, one deep and one a little shallower. we are going to put tomatoes in the ground and hope that they take over the area we are designating for them. so far we have one bed planned out, it will have basil, oregano, scallions, carrots, cilantro, snap peas, lettuce, and spinach. The deeper bed we are more stumped on. Aaron wants corn, and from what I’ve read it should be grown alongside beans or sunflowers, but he doesn’t want beans and sunflowers seem pointless. So I’m not sure what will go in that one.

Here’s a few iPhone photos of our flourishing plants. The brussel sprouts have stumped me. I’m not sure what they’re doing. They have little brussel sprout buds but seem to have been frozen now that the buds appear. Our strawberries are doing amazing, and we really haven’t done a thing to them. We planted them in an old Radio Flyer wagon that was sitting around, placed it in the sun and water it when it seems dry, and we have a strawberry already almost ready to be picked and tons of little ones growing.

Our rosemary is going crazy, anyone want to come over for fresh rosemary? Let me know!

I think I’m most proud of this here little broccoli guy. We love him.

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