Friday, August 10, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow

Rah, Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre
 Even as area farmers struggle with the extraordinary heat and lack of rain, home vegetable gardeners who have tended their patches well are beginning to see some early harvests.  This spring we built two raised bed gardens for growing vegetables in our back yard and they are now overflowing. We have already enjoyed radishes, swiss chard, and a few early cherry tomatoes.  Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, and more tomatoes are on their way.  Even if you and your family did not plant vegetables this season you can visit one of our local farmers' markets AND check out these wonderful picture books to enjoy the earth's bounty.

Grandpa's Garden by Stella Fry

Plant a Seed by Bonnie Christensen

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