the milligan bunch :)so we missed a bit of garden blogging this summer - oops.
as mark said, the mosquitos have been horrible.our last big garden day, we went through a large can of deep woods off bug spray for just mark, kim, hogan and owen!
unfortunately, we haven't been enjoying outside very much.mark and the big boys mow and harvest garden goodies.
kim's braved a few outdoor gardening/landscaping evenings and she's prayed her way to the clothesline to hang diapers and laundry.but the kiddos have had very limited outdoor time this summer because of those pesky mosquitos.
well, here's where we left off . . .
june was our last garden post.
those photos were taken early june.
these next ones are garden pictures at the end of june:
seeds have sprung up into plants
the weeds are trying to take over too
we have crabgrass paths between our planting squares
one day we'll tackle them!
and here's what the garden looked like just a month later at the end of july:
hogan picking our purple bush beans
able by the pumpkin plants
they've grown up our fence as planned,
but it's work keepin' 'em up there
they like to sprawl out all over the strawberry and bean patches
and this is an overview of the progress of the plants
we did some weed control
(hours of pulling deep rooted crab grass)
we laid down some old boards in the walking paths
some of the fruit of our labors:
these are mostly flowers we've planted from seeds
that the children had collected from last year's plants!
and some mystery flower that we thought were pretty
(they were not all blooming yet when this photo was taken)
hopefully we'll get in another garden post update before baby arrives (4 weeks till our due date!)