Friday, June 7, 2013


The garden is in...and now the experiment has begun. I bought this nice 4 X 4 cedar planter for our veggie garden. The kids (Sis and BG) helped me put it together.

They even carried big bags of dirt across the yard to me. Team effort for sure.

Tuba got down and made sure I was doing it right. Cam would want me to note that the grass looks long but he mowed it that night. :) He would also want me to tell you that he isn't too thrilled about our garden plot being in the lawn. :) But, ya gotta plant where the sun is the best.

We planted corn, beans, peas, carrots, onion...all from the seeds in the egg carton that BG brought home from school. We also planted a mystery plant that Sis brought home in a cup. We added pumpkin seeds and pepper plants as well as a marigold.

It's now been about 10 days and we have pumpkin starts coming up! Yeah! Success so far. 

Truly the hardest part of this is that I have to beg/force one of the children to go under the deck and turn on the hose. I REALLY hate to do it....spiderwebs in the hair kind of hate. The kids can do it without have to stoop over and I've assured them that there are no spiders (that I can see). :)


  1. It is so important that children learn that food comes from SOMEWHERE. It takes work and luck and sometimes overcoming disappointment. Food is essential to our lives and we need to not just always expect it to "be there" and "be easy". I love gardens. Cam's family loves and believed in the power of gardens. Thank you for continuing that. (I'm sure your own family has garden-stories. Every family does - it just takes some - snicker - digging to get the stories rolling)

  2. I love it! Can't wait to see your garden! :)



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