Monday, March 23, 2009

Our Garden 2009

I'll plant a little seed in the dark , dark ground
Out comes the yellow sun, big and round
Down comes the cool rain, soft and slow
Up comes the little seed, grow, grow, grow

~ Author Unknown
Sing to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

This past weekend we planted our family garden. We all had a great time doing it too!

First, Ryan and Little Man went out to fix the two fence pickets that needed replacing. Then Ryan prepared the garden by digging up all of the old plantings and weeding it. The kids had a blast finding bugs (mainly rolly-pollies) and then we were finally able to plant.

This year we planted carrots, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, lima beans, lettuce, cantelope, spinach, watermelon, onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, strawberries, and garlic. Little Miss and I made garden signs to go with each vegetable that we planted. She even wrote out 3 of the signs herself.

I love planting this garden each year. The kids really like to see where their vegetables come from and get a kick out of picking them, washing them, and then eating them. I also notice that they are more likely to at least try it if we've grown it in the garden.

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