Working More In The Garden

The rain has FINALLY stopped, for a while I hope.  My husband and kids were out mowing where the garden boxes are located on our property.  It was still pretty wet, but we had to get the stuff mowed.  You know how it is.

Anyway in an earlier post I said that I have 6 garden boxes, but I forgot that my husband put a 7th one in last year.  It has a cold-frame on the top to help get seeds started.  It is like a little mini greenhouse.

After the mowing was completed we (the kids and I) claimed our garden box for this summer.  Each child gets a box to put whatever they want to grow in there for the season.  It is also their responsibility to keep it weeded.  We will see how this goes.  So far there are 3 or 4 weeded (I can’t remember exactly) and we are getting ready to move forward.

Spring is such a fun time.  A time for renewal.  A garden brings that feeling back to me after a long winter.

I hope to be back soon.  Life HAS to slow down soon because summer vacation is only 3 weeks away!  Yahoo!

Starting Some Seeds

We are starting some seeds in the house to get ready for our garden boxes.  I have been pretty lazy around here with the gardening, but my wonderful husband bought some seeds for the kids to start.  I am planning on buying some already started, even though more expensive, to help ease my time and energy crunch.

We have six 4’x4′ square garden boxes.  I really need to get them cleaned out and some compost added.  That will be my focus this week.  I cleaned them out last fall, but some weeds are already growing.  I will have to take some before and after pictures.

Here is a picture of the kids with the seed starting greenhouse pack.

Our seed starter pack

Our seeds

A showing off her sunflower seeds

S  and A planting their seeds in the starter pack

The kids love doing these little projects.  It is a great way to get their hands dirty and learn about science at the same time.  They love picking the fruit and veggies when they are ripe.