John had an AWESOME garden this year!! Yes, he is the gardener in the family. I am responsible for eating a lot of the food though. Between the two of us, he has the green thumb by far. We have been making salads all summer! I love just waltzing out to the garden and coming back in with everything I need for a fancy salad. I am not looking forward to all of the tomatoes freezing... that is always a sad day!
They Kiddo's LOVE picking the carrots. My summer afternoons always included cleaning up piles of dirt from the harvest my children would bring through the door. They were hard at work, and usually I didn't have the heart to tell them not to pick anymore. Ellie liked to bring in the beets and say, "it's a baby one!" Anything "baby" is always a bonus.
The garden was complete with three really tall sunflowers until......
Daddy picked one! Now our garden only has two, but the kids enjoyed their time with this huge flower. One of the great things about washington (yes there is one) is that your plants thrive really well! Usually all you have to do is plant the seeds, and Viola. Next year, I think we are going to try peppers. I did plant an herb garden (yeah for me), but thanks to someones love of her watering can, it only produced cilantro, green onions, and parsley.