Wednesday, July 20, 2011

KinderGARDENS L is for Lilly

Anna has been at both sets of her grandparents these past weeks so its just Lilly and me in the garden in the mornings. Doesn't everyone have a garden fairy?

Lilly has a spot where she moves dirt, sand and sticks. This keeps her occupied and keeps her from sitting on tomato plants or petting the peppers.

This is after about 5 minutes after getting into the watering buckets and making mud pies.

We harvested our garlic and like Lilly they are tiny.

This is our sunflower house. Right now only two sides are growing and this is the second planting. I wonder if it will get over 3 feet. Ryan says next year the girls get a cucumber house since we know we can grow that.

Wordless Wendesday

Monday, July 18, 2011

KinderGARDENS K is for Kitchen Creations

There have been a lot of questions about where we got the molds to make heart tomatoes. We got them at Clean Air Gardening and they are Snap and Shape Tomato Molds for cherry sized tomatoes and peppers.

Having kids makes a great excuse to experiment in the garden.

The Snap and Shape forms look like this on the plant:

And they do this:

I also got some rectangle cucmber molds and face molds from Vegiforms. They are retired now but they still have some stock.

This head form usually goes on zucchini, small gourds and cucumbers. We are experimenting with a tomato because its what we had growing at the time :)

Wouldn't you like to put these tomatoes in your salad or hand your mom a cucumber with a face on it?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

KinderGARDENS J is for Jack and the Cucumber Stalk

Us girls and mom were away and we came back to daddy's newest contraption a tree for the cucumbers to climb. It consists of 3 pieces of conduit and a little girls bike tire rim. They are hammered into the ground with twine hanging from the rim for the cucumbers to climb.
This is a set of 4 plants going up a 7 foot tall stick.

This is how they look from the gate.

From the fence up top.

Cucumber wannabe...