Ryder's section of corn
Well those were the days. Last week Ryder decided that he wanted to garden this year. He wants corn and lots of it! It is a mite late to plant corn but we will see what happens. He went to work and started on tilling the garden. That's all it took for the gardening gene in Jeremiah to explode so on Monday...a small corn patch has turned into a full garden.
We put in tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, red beets, carrots, radishes, watermelon, cantaloupe, spaghetti squash, zucchini and cucumbers along with Ryder's corn.
Jeremiah made a kind of raised bed this year. He can run the tiller through the rows easier to keep weeds at bay.
I planted a marigold at the end of each row. I thought it would make the garden look happier and deter small animals from coming into the garden with their smell. We will see how that works but it does give the garden color at the moment.
This photo shows the corn section in front of the garden. They are close so it makes watering easier. The last time this section was planted it was full of tomato plants, 50 I think! It was several years ago. Ryder had his hands full getting the soil ready to plant.
In the previous picture you can see one of our kitties "Meow" in-between the two gardens. I took a picture of her since she was accompanying me while I took the photos of the garden. She is 14 years old and a very affectionate kitty. She will follow you around the yard and loves to be petted. She is a loyal pet and a good mouser which is a good thing on a farm.