Wednesday, June 8, 2011


 We are still gardening.

Everyday as soon as we arrive home from daycare, my big boy runs around to check his garden.

First stop?  The sunflowers.

Today he said I could take his picture with the flowers.  This picture just makes me laugh.  Look at this feet... sitting so very carefully in the middle of the garden so that he doesn't smash any surrounding flowers.

These are the mammoth sunflowers that could grow 18-20 feet.

Next, he runs over to the vegetable garden and announces, "Mom - these are so HUGE!"

Why do my cabbages have holes in them?
This is such a learning process.

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Fairy Grandmother said...

There must be some bugs eating in your you need to udate your profile says you have 2 children...last I counted there were three...and we just love them all.

Cathryn said...

Sooo cute to see the excitement! I hope my sunflowers will come up soon!

inadvertent farmer said...

Oh I love his enthusiasm!

Chances are you have cabbage moths, it is their evil babies that eat away at our cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower and of course cabbage.

Since you already have them you can either use a strong jet of water to dislodge them or be REALLY careful before you eat your cabbage to soak it in salt water so they will float to the top...unfortunately they are the exact green color as cabbage...sneaky little buggers!

Great post, Kim

Jess said...

The anticipation and excitement are so awesome! We got a package of Mammoth sunflower seeds now too, my boys were in awe today, imagining how tall they could become. So hard to imagine, isn't it!?

Mama Bean said...

I have got to plant sunflowers next year - the kiddos get so excited about them!

The author said...

Wow huge cabbage! I've never tried growing it, but it looks fabulous!

Shayne said...

What a great smile! You can see his pride in his hard work, and it will just get better and better as they grow and grow!

Kirsten said...

haha, love how excited he is! we are measuring our morning glory, but that's not quite as thrilling as a monster sunflower. :)

T.J. said...

Look at how delighted he is!!! You are getting good pictures now, but imagine when those sunflowers grow and blossom- wow!!!

Kindra said...

Love your sons face next to the sunflowers!