Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Homeschool Village Garden Challenge

HS Village Garden Challenge

Spring is here and in these parts that means time to start seedlings and getting ready for full fledged gardening.   This photo was taken 2 weeks ago when we planted our seeds.  (The lettuce on the right was obviously purchased.)


Unfortunately, right after I planted my peas we had a 2 inch snow and have since had sleet and freezing rain.  So, for now, this is our garden…notice the lovely trellis for the peas to grown on…yeah, that’ll look great once the ground unthaws, again.


Our seedlings are doing well…most of them anyway.  The eggplant and squash will need to be replanted.


The girls helped with the seed planting and are in charge of watering.  Although they tend to get a little water happy.  We’ve already been working in our garden beds, but they are currently nothing but mud and ice.  Yeah…so much for spring.

Last year when we were in a co-op, Olivia was in a science class that used “A Reason For Science”.   She brought home a mostly unused science workbook at the end of the year.  We used portions of the “Life Science” section to study plants this week.

If you have little ones, you may want to use the Garden Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations.  As usual, Jolanthe did an awesome job getting this together!

The Homeschool Village is hosting a Garden Challenge starting today through June 30.  Be sure to join in and link up!

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  1. what a great window for seeds & starter plants! I planted 2 years ago a bit too early (in FL) and the spring rains flooded 14 tomato plants. I cried.

    Thanks for linking up with us today!

    Next link up is April 28th 10am EST

  2. It is so disheartening to see your garden under snow/hail. I'm sure both of our gardens will recover with a little tender loving care (and new plants)! Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. ~ Ellen

  3. Oh, don't you hate unpredictable weather! The seedlings look great.

  4. Great way to start seeds with that window! We have no such window so I have to employ lights and stuff. Heheh...

    Your peas should be fine under all that snow. Peas love cold weather and even a little frost when they are first coming up doesn't affect them, too much. I always plant my peas early in the ground. They know what to do better than I do.

    Take care!


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