Thursday, May 8, 2008

There's Life in the Garden

Winter is over. Spring time is here. Although with the heat of the sun, it sure feels like summer! And yet mornings are still a bit cold.

But there's life in our garden. I welcome them with gleeful anticipation. Let me give you a short tour in our backyard garden.Just look at these lettuce in our small green house. They are thriving. And my husband carefully told me, 'no need to water them anymore, just spray some water on the roots to avoid unwanted attention from worms.' And that is what I do. The melon is also planted on this side but we have yet to see it grow.
On the other side, still inside the green house, would be the tomatoes. IC loves eating them freshly picked. And these I religiously water. I know that we have also planted some corn seeds beside these tomatoes. More tomatoes would be planted outside when summer pushes.

And look at our strawberry field. Well, this might be a small patch of land to be called a field but wait when the harvest time approaches -- there would be enough for a small band of kindergarten munchkins. I love watching the strawberries when they bear fruits because they come so fast. Sometimes the worms and the birds are faster than us! Oh but there's enough to share for the past years, I hope for this year, too. I water this every morning.

And look at how busy our backyard looks like. Toys all around. The swing and the slides ready. The sandbox open. The grill waiting. The garden furnitures all outside. Can you see my two busy bees, IC and MC? Oh, they love their place in the sun; especially when it is time to feed the kois in our pond.

Of course, I love this time, too. I simply hate the dustings of sand that I would definitely find all over the house :D

19 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

It must be great to have your own little green house. Those lettuce are lovely. I love fresh tomatoes too. I love the thought of strawberries in the backyard but I guess the weather here is not ideal for strawberries.

Wow, your backyard spells F-U-N. Yohan dreams of having his very own sandbox too.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hallo raquel,

guten abend....
nice ang garden nyo....wow fresh salat at the garden only, sure there is no spray and fresh.

bitaw, i have already posted the leche flan in my blog, if you like, just copy the recipe there,
sa akin lang yon idea....
thanks you like it too.

who is Toni?......pls. toni, visit my blog again, ok?....i posted already the leche flan.

Sigi, i have to sleep na, bye and goodnight........

regards to all....

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

sabi ni kim, regards daw to mc n ic....süß daw sila.........

sigi, thnks again....

ay i asked kim sa mga perlen, wla na daw binigay nya sa k-garten, sa tante nya, kasi Erzieherin doon.

joanne said...

You have such a nice backyard! It's perfect for cook-outs. And your daughters are lucky to have space to run around in.

raqgold said...

rach - it is really a wonder seeing those lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, etc growing in our backyard. until now it still amazes me. you might want to come for a visit here :D

vk - we have the real bio markt in our garden :) and thanks, i already visited your blog and got the recipe. i will try it and hopefull, it wont be a flop. dont worry about die perlen, du hast schon genug krim-krams gegeben.

joanne - in summertime, we spend most of our time in that backyard.

Mixednuts said...

I envy your backyard. It looks like fun to be just sitting there. Too bad Manila gets too hot that we can't sit outside for long.

haze said...

Hi Raqgold I like your garden, spacious and indeed useful to plant seeds for fruits and salad! Perfect for outdoor activities !

You should have bought mango, calamansi seeds baka tumubo :D!

tintin said...

I have no green thumb. Not even a green pinky. Sigh.

loveyn said...

Proud of growing them yourself makes it 'yummier'.

That's one of the great things during summer. You can leave the kids outside...like sheeps and goats(lol).

Pansin mo, with the space, they'll forget to bug each other. Less fights ano?

Happy Mother's Day Kengs!

Liza's Eyeview said...

You have a beautiful, great backyard. Congratulations on the plants growing. Oh I love gardening...

julie said...

Ohh, I am definitely loving the scene. Your fresh produce, lovely yard and playground. I must say you are fortunate to have these things in your home raq.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration.

Lynn said...

Your backyard, your garden is so alive alright! My daughter loves tomatoes too. Yun nga lang, we can't just pick it up from our little garden. I wish we can do that in our backyard. Isa pa, I don't have a green thumb.

raqgold said...

mayi - am obliged to stay outside with the kids; but when i could, i love the coolness inside the house :D

haze - nagdala ako ng ampalaya seeds :D sana tumubo.

tintin - dont worry about that, my thumb is also rainbow colored - mostly black and blue, hehe. it is my hubby who's the gardener.

lovelyn - less fights? naku, mas nakakahiya nga sa neighbors kasi lahat sila maririnig ang iyakan, hahaha. pero at least madali silang magbati :D

liza - i havent tried really gardening; i am only here to water and to harvest and to eat :D

julie - i am really fortunate to have these things. kaya naman we take advantage of the space and use them.

lynn - my husband and i are really proud of our garden. sarap tumambay :D

all to all you ladies - happy mother's day!

Chateau said...

You have a lovely backyard, Raq! It's huge, great for the kids. I wish I had one just as big, or kahit half lang. :D

Annamanila said...

An eden for kids! Can hardly see them in the picture .. but i know how beautiful they are in person. :)

raqgold said...

chats - we are lucky to have such a backyard and am glad it is well kept, thanks to my husband.

annamanila - indeed, but you know kids; they would rather go to the playground!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

raquel, subukan mo, madali lang yon recipe ko at saka mabili mo lahat sa aldi or lidl yon mga zutaten...

tell me kung ano ha?

KK aka Tina said...

Wow! You are busy gardeners :) ! Lovely garden. Strawberry patch looks too homey.

raqgold said...

vk - ok, will let you know kapag gumawa ako. wish me luck, hahahah

kk - that strawberry patch is the center of attraction, the kids watch over it daily!