Saturday, July 16, 2011

Visitors and Veggies


Clark's Aunt Lindsay took a break from Ultimate Frisbee and playing Hacky Sack in Boulder, CO this week. She hadn't met Clark yet and we hadn't seen her since Christmas so it was a long over due and fun visit.

Matt's mom and sister were here for a few days, it was nice to see them and to have two sets of extra hands to help entertain, clean and hold him. Any other day this is who I am stuck with when I need a break...

Along with the great patio overhaul, Matt and I decided that this summer was a perfect time to attempt a veggie garden. We went the basic route with tomatoes, spinach, carrots and cucumbers. We filled the bed with organic soil, dug trenches, spread seeds and watered frequently. The next time we turned around, BAM, veggie salad in our backyard.

Our spinach was yellowing, not growing well and looking like it was knocking on veggie heaven's door so I Googled how to care for spinach. Did you know that Popeye's miracle food is a colder weather vegetable and grows best in temps no greater than the low 70's? Us either. So these 10 days that we have had temperatures in the 90's with a heat index in the 100's have been detrimental to the spinach crop. Lesson learned. I wanted to see how our carrots were shaping up so I gingerly plucked this tiny sapling.

Looks like they still have a wee bit more growing to do, but Clark was impressed--Good thing he has nothing to compare it to.


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