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A Little Boy's Vegetable Garden

Updated on October 25, 2012

Ben's First Garden

This lens is going to be about my son's garden. It will be updated on a regular basis, because every time something happens in the garden, I'll show everyone.

Having my son have his own garden was my husband's idea. He thought it would give him something to do, and something for him to be proud of when it's done. My husband talked him into a vegetable garden. It wouldn't have been my choice, but he is a boy after all.

For 2012

Yes, we are still doing the garden. Three years in a row now. This year, he has decided that he wants corn, green beans, strawberries, watermelon and blackberries. The blackberries and watermelon, we will have to plant outside of the garden, because it's just not big enough. You can watch what happens right along with us..

The Garden's Evolution

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The patch where the garden is going to be.All the grass has been dug out.  Nothing but dirt now.The seeds have been planted, as well as the plants.Here's our scarecrow.And now the fence.Seedlings waiting for transplanting.More seedlins waiting for transplanting.  These are the seeds we planted in the house.One little green strawberry.
The patch where the garden is going to be.
The patch where the garden is going to be.
All the grass has been dug out.  Nothing but dirt now.
All the grass has been dug out. Nothing but dirt now.
The seeds have been planted, as well as the plants.
The seeds have been planted, as well as the plants.
Here's our scarecrow.
Here's our scarecrow.
And now the fence.
And now the fence.
Seedlings waiting for transplanting.
Seedlings waiting for transplanting.
More seedlins waiting for transplanting.  These are the seeds we planted in the house.
More seedlins waiting for transplanting. These are the seeds we planted in the house.
One little green strawberry.
One little green strawberry.

The Garden Through June

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A couple more strawberries.Look at all the Cherry Tomatoes!The carrots are just starting.Here's some pea blossoms.Another view of the Cherry Tomatoes.More pea blossoms.We'll be picking peas pretty soon.
A couple more strawberries.
A couple more strawberries.
Look at all the Cherry Tomatoes!
Look at all the Cherry Tomatoes!
The carrots are just starting.
The carrots are just starting.
Here's some pea blossoms.
Here's some pea blossoms.
Another view of the Cherry Tomatoes.
Another view of the Cherry Tomatoes.
More pea blossoms.
More pea blossoms.
We'll be picking peas pretty soon.
We'll be picking peas pretty soon.

Stay Tuned

Make sure you stay tuned to find out what happens. Will this garden be a success, a failure, or somewhere in between? You'll know as soon as we do.

It's now October 25th, and we are done with the garden for the year. The strawberries yielded a few berries for us, but the tomato plant and squash died. We tried to keep it watered and such, but we just couldn't make a go of it this year. Check us out in the spring, and we'll see what happens next year.

Remember, this lens is a perpetual work in progress, but let me know what you think anyways. I love visitors.

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    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      Looks like the garden is coming along. I know your son is excited!

    • FunGifts4All profile image

      FunGifts4All 

      9 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. Good luck to you and your son. Not much in gardening myself. Keep forgetting the important stuff like watering... go figure.

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      I used to love having my own space in the garden when I was a kid. I hope your son has fun with it.

    • Spook LM profile image

      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      I'm right behind you both. Once you have transplanted, make sure you keep the soil moist until such time as they have taken and best of luck.

    • sharioleary profile imageAUTHOR

      Shari O'Leary 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      [in reply to LindaJM] Thank you for the blessing! I will pass the message on to my son.

    • Linda BookLady profile image

      Linda Jo Martin 

      9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Keep watering it... surely you'll get something from this. Tell your son I said good luck with the garden... and that I'm blessing this lens!

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      Good luck to your son with his garden! Great idea for a lens!

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