Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gardening 101

Last year we didn't get the bountiful harvest that we had hoped from our garden. Some of this can be attributed to a first year garden and the mistakes that go along with being a rookie. We didn't start our seed early enough, didn't plant enough of certain veggies, and planted tomatoes and potatoes next to each other - a big NO NO. So this year we plan to take what we've learned and harvest the benefits of our experience.

Here the girls are starting some of our veggies. Green beans, two varieties of peas, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, and baby spinach. The trays with the peat pellets made planting easy. The trays are reusable. You just need to buy more peat pellets so they are frugal too. Especially for those of us that don't have good soil.

It didn't take long and we had lots of sprouts!

The weather during the day has been quite warm and sunny so the trays have spend the days outside. Unfortunately, they still need to come inside at night. We can have frost until about Memorial Day, so we have a while before we can plant outside.

The girls have been busy preparing the garden beds. Here they are mixing in coffee ground and egg shells. We have two raised beds, a 11x21 garden, and an herb garden. We plan to add two more raised beds and extend the garden to make room for potatoes.

Rebekah loves to water the seedlings. As you can see they are growing quite well.

You can be part of the Seed to Harvest Challenge sponsored by Teaching Good Things.

1 comment:

  1. I dump my coffee grinds, leftover coffee, and egg shells into a container. About once a week I ladle it onto my plants. I have to say, I think they like it.


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