Wednesday, July 2, 2008

there were more blooms; edible blooms....



pictures I took back then so these aren't the same anymore but nevertheless...
our favorite-
the sugar snap peas....




cucumbers....



the begining of zuccini.....



grape tomatoes....



and our PIZZA GARDEN....
did I tell you about the pizza garden?
I decided to plant a pizza garden for the children to grow. One with plum tomatoes, garlic, basil, peppers, and onions...

So I picked a spot in the sun that didn't have very fertile soil...and tried a new way to plant a garden. I gathered up OLD cardboard boxes- I found old pizza boxes so I thought they'd be appropriate. I had the children help me rip up the pizza boxes and place them in a circle. I got the hose and started watering them down so I could place layers of dirt and compost. As I am watering, my daughter sits down,rests her chin on her hand, shaking her head, concerned for me, very concerned for me and says,
"Mommy, can I talk to you?"

so I look up thinking the worst....

"Mommy, I saw this on t.v. I'm so sorry to tell you this. You can't grow pizza from pizza boxes- it doesn't work that way!"

and she bowed her head in a serious sadness.

I wanted to laugh, but this was a VERY IMPORTANT TALK.

SO I showed her the dirt buckets....and the seeds....and explained my idea...using cardboard as a barrier that would compose....and how I couldn't plant the dough...

And a smile came on her lips as understanding formed in her eyes.

"thankgoodness" she said. "I thought you lost your mind!"


So our pizza garden is dedicated to the one I love- and in hopes of never loosing our minds....

(and the red thing hanging? one of our hummingbird feeders....)

4 comments:

Cindy said...

that is a great story!

Boy & Girl said...

too funny...thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm kind of thinking you may have me confused for someone else though cause I was lost at what you said. So glad you came by anyway :-)

Jayne said...

How fun! A pizza garden!

Sherry at the Zoo said...

What a great idea! I'll have to remember that one!

Very cute.