May has been an incredible month for the garden. My plans were to do a garden update once a month so I could see the growth by month but with all the changes I couldn't help myself. One of the first things we do before leaving for work in the morning is go out and check on the garden...and in the afternoon one of the last things we do before heading in for the night is check on the garden again. You would be amazed at how much can change just in the 12 hours that pass by.
One of my pride and joys is the Sunflower "field" that I'm growing for myself. It's not going to be a field by any means but it's going to be the closest I can seem to get to actually finding a true sunflower field. I'm pretty excited about how well the flowers are doing so far. We started them from seed straight into the ground and they have already grown to almost the height of K.
Another one of our biggest successes so far have been our sugar snap peas. We have been able to harvest enough to eat them fresh in salads and stirfry and also freeze some for the fall and winter. It amazes me how much the kiddos like them raw straight off the vine. Here is a picture of K stuffing his mouth full of the peas. Isn't that an awesome sight!? :)
...and of course I have to give credit where credit is due. So far we have been chemical free and I can of course give some thanks to the beautiful "good" bugs that have found our garden a home and help to patrol the area for all the not so welcomed guest.
"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling"~Mirabel Osler