Playing in the dirt, um mud, today...

plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)March 31, 2008

Jordan, my 3 year old granddaughter, and I attempted to plant out some peas we started a while back. They are about 8" or taller now. I have been hardening them off this past week and today it is in the upper 50's woohoo.

We I just moved into this house last Sept. and there is no garden area at all. We trudged out to the spot I thought we could plant peas only to have poor Jordan's boots sucked off 3 times LOL. Well change of plans and I found a really big old rectangular planting box I had and we filled it up with some old leaves, compost, and topped it off with some extra potting mix. We then transplanted the peas in the paper pots we made and set them in what is now their home. An old iron fence stood on end for them to climb and they will have to do.

We then received some more seeds from Les (love2gardennc) and had to "go make more planets". Off to the basement to plant some more. Jordan then wanted to go eat her peas...poor kid I guess she thought they would be ready right away. Well we went to the veggie market and bought some edible pea pods and had those for lunch (this is what we planted).

I think this grandma is an "enabler" to this little girls new addiction! I am NOT even going to get her going on trading yet...I am very afraid I'll be spending a fortune on postage. Kim

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ollierose

I can just see a 3 year old stuck in the mud up to the knees - I'm sure you had to giggle a little bit!

Isn't it so sweet how kids look at things? I love it!

Diana

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 3:04PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I think getting her addicted to gardening is a wonderful idea..that's why I garden, my grandmother did it to me!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 5:46PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

You are the best! That little girl will remember these days for the rest of her life,I know I have a special Gramma like you!;)

Thanks for sharing these moments with us,I really do enjoy them!:)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 10:29PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Oh Kim...I can see that wee little girl getting her little boots sucked off of her, and the 2 of you probably having fits of laughter. That is great too, that she is learning to like veggies...nothing better than sweet edible pod peas...IMHO.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 10:39PM
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dan_the_mailman

Kim, what's your address? I think it would be fun to send Jordan some seeds with her name on the envelope, so she make some planets that are hers alone. My parents let me have my first "garden" when I was three, and look where I wound up!!! LOL!!!
Dan

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 6:59AM
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jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

I'm adore hearing about you and Jordan and her learning to garden! Devina and Vince were so tickled with the seeds you and Jordan sent them and we got them planted, they're actually going to get to have a bigger garden, so we made them their own plot rather than just a corner of mine. Is there anything else that Jordan would like to plant? I've got some extras that I'd be happy to send to her like you did to Devin and Vince. They were so tickled to get their own seeds in the mail! Thank you again for that! OH! And the boys have decided that they need a frame for Jordan's drawing, it's from their garden buddy and it's a piece of artwork. :)

Kathy

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 9:42AM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

Can anyone tell me how to post pictures...I have no clue and would like to post a picture of Jordan with some of her "planets". Kim

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 12:52PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Sent you an email Kim! :)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 1:08PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

More outdoor fun yesterday. Cleaned up the front of the house and "planted" our pigs outside. We both love pigs and I have all kinds we put out in the garden. I was able to rescue some sedums from the old house and we planted those. Not too muddy this time and both our boots remained on our feet LOL. We also potted up some pansies for the porch.

I'll try to post some pictures soon. Kim

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 6:55AM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Boy you ladies have been busy! :) I cant wait to see pics of the pigs and planets,it has got to be breath taking! :)

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 10:53AM
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