Our Garden

My boys have been wanting to work in the garden for… well, forever!  I decided that will be our spring science project.  Considering I have a dead-black thumb (no plant survives my care) this will be an interesting experiment.  I’m hoping that my boys’ involvement will increase the likelihood of plant survival (seriously, I’m just wanting the plants to live… not high expectations on my part!)

We live in a condo so we have a very small patch of dirt area that is our yard.  The previous tenant put in lots of self-propagating perennials so little work for me and lots of beautiful flowers!  This year, we’re going to till and plant a smaller area of our small garden decided on leeks, carrots, lettuce and  watermelon.

We had one warm day last week so I decided to clean up from fall (I let the leaves just be and act as a mulch.. at least that is a good excuse for my laziness).  Here are some before and after pics:



It’s not perfect, but we’re getting there.  This picture just shows the flower bed.  I’ll have to take some pictures of where we’ll put our veggies in.

And, we started our seeds indoors.  They are growing way faster than I expected or the package said and now I’m wondering if I’ll have to put them in pots rather than the ground.   I’m just glad they have stayed alive so far!

baby plants

Do you do any gardening with the kids?


3 thoughts on “Our Garden

  1. We have done a garden the last two years but I haven’t gotten the kids as involved as I’d like to, mostly because I’m so new at it myself. I have big plans to change that this spring though. We are going to start our seeds real soon. I look forward to reading about your gardening progress. I’ll most likely share our garden on my blog as well! What a great science project!!!

  2. Gardening with my kids consist of me planting and them digging in another garden bed. They are little so they don’t quite get it but I love that they like to be out there and when it gets time to start picking of produce they really get involved. They don’t like tomatoes, but when they are fresh from the garden and we grew them the gobble them up, I love it.

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