Thursday, April 28, 2011

HSV Garden Challenge– Spring in the Garden

HS Village Garden Challenge

Sometime between the first Garden Challenge post and now, it finally quit raining enough for me to get outside and take photos of my garden(s).   I did a lovely write up on my other blog S.A.H.M. I Am!, so be sure to head over and check out the photos from early April.

Remember all of my cute seedlings from the first garden challenge post?   Dead.   All dead.  It was not however my fault.  My darling spouse, in his attempt to “help” me decided to put miracle grow on the precious little seedlings…and fried them all to a crisp.   So I’m not too happy about that.   I’ve started new squash and tomato plants.  The peppers  will just be bought from the nursery instead of replanting at this point.

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What we’ve learned??   MIRACLE GROW is evil!

Currently we have peas, onions, lettuces, endive and spinach coming up in the veggie garden.

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The Farm Service Agency has some great resource for kids gardening.  They also sent us “Alphabet of Farm Fresh Food” coloring books and we’ve used those to learn about some of the vegetables we’ve already planned to grow, and we’ve added a few more now as well.

I’ve been wanting an herb garden for the past few years, but getting it built has proven to be a challenge.   So this week, Lindsey and I took matters into our own hands (and pots).  We planted sage, basil, oregano, chives. cilantro and mint.

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Our strawberry patch is blooming and thriving (please God, keep the squirrels away a little while longer).

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There are LOTS of flowers blooming, here are a few of my favorites.

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By next month we’ll have all of the veggies in the garden.   I can’t wait to show it to you!

Be sure to stop by The Homeschool Village and see the progress other  participants have made in their gardens along with the Garden Challenge!

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1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry your seedlings got fried! I hope your new ones take off.

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