Daddy is at it again and can’t wait to get his garden all planted and growing. He’s already gotten most of it planted and is about to plant the garden in NC as well. It just wouldn’t be summer without my daddy’s garden and it truly keeps him going. I know when he stops, that means he literally will not last long on this earth, because his garden is without a doubt his passion. He will turn 89 in July.
So, we love to see his enthusiasm about gardening and growing his veggies. That is the core of who he is and that will never change. Plus, we all get the benefits of a home grown garden!
I caught him in the garden a few weeks ago, when it was still cool out. He plants his greens garden during the fall and the kale keeps on going. It’s still going and will do fine until the weather gets too hot, which will be soon, I imagine. I just brought home a big bag of kale from their garden and will cook it and freeze part of it for later.
Kale is so nutritious and good for you. A super food! Did you see that Chic-Fil-A now has kale salad as a side? It’s pretty expensive too.
I was recently over there and he was hand watering his tomato plants that just went in the ground. He was lamenting the fact that we haven’t had a good rain in about a week and hoping that it comes soon. Hand watering, can you imagine? He will do what it takes to help his garden thrive.
He’s planted potatoes, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, corn, beans, and sweet potatoes so far. He’ll plant more in NC, but he said he’s not planting as much up there this year. This might be the last year for gardening in NC, since they are talking about selling that house up there. It’s probably time, since taking care of two houses is getting harder for them.
The potatoes are up and looking good.
You can just see the green sprouts coming up all over the garden now. Hoping for some rain soon so that it will keep on growing for him. We all enjoy the bounty of my dad’s garden and eating home grown veggies all summer long.
I’ll do an update later when things get further along and you can see the difference in growth. I love that my daddy is a gardener who has a passion for growing! Thanks as always for hanging out with our family and reading my blog!
Love your blog and all the posts about your family. But I must say, I had no idea his garden was so huge!! Makes him even more amazing!!! God Bless them.
Bente M. Radnofsky says
Your dad’s straw hat – I love it! Never throw that away!
HI, Bente, yes that straw hat is priceless. He won’t throw it away!
God bless your sweet Daddy, I always enjoy reading about him and your Mama,too.
Jamie Wyatt says
It’s so good to see your Daddy where he loves to be! Y’all are a blessed family!
Beautiful family and beautiful baby. My husband is just like your dad. He likes to stay home and work in the yard, sit in his own chair and sleep in his own bed. No traveling for him! He doesn’t care if I take off with my lady friends but he is happy at home. Love all your post.
Whowww…. Your father is amazing! And he has a really nice plot to plant things. Here I only just planted my tomato plants two weeks ago, and the cool weather has not really helped to let them grow quickly. Just hope that they used the cool weather to grow nice roots. (Shame we can’t inspect that by quickly pulling them up ;-)) I also had Kale on the beds that were planted with tomatos and just today I harvested the last few leaves. It’s a great food and so easy to grow! Please pass my best wishes to your father, may he be gardening for many years to come!