I took this photo of the garden this morning from my office window which I think shows off the amazing amount of growth that has occurred in the last few weeks. And while we have enjoyed eating from the garden -- salads, fresh pesto, peas and the occasional strawberry so far -- the surprising thing is that just having the garden has been so entertaining.
Every day Maddie loves going out and just looking at the garden -- seeing what is blooming, what it starting to grow, what is ready to be harvested. She loves picking the peas and helping me to shuck them. I have caught Pete stopping to check out the garden as he returns from work on many days and recently we have all had fun counting the new green tomatoes as they begin to grow.
I still am unsure how to grow so many of the things I've planted -- when to sow, water or harvest them -- but I'm growing more confident as time passes. There have been successes and failures (the lettuce is going to seed), but all in all, I'm calling the garden a success -- even if we don't harvest another thing -- because the whole family has enjoyed just having the garden so much.