Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How a Garden Grows

In the middle of February, God graced our family with the opportunity to participate in a community garden.  We joined about 5 other homeschooling families in this project.  From the first moment, we were hooked.  We have had the opportunity to plant seeds and seedlings, pull weeds, water, feed worms, pull bugs off plants and a variety of other things.  As we approached spring, we decided to try our hand at raising a few vegetables ourselves.

We purchased some packages of seeds, some dirt and some starter containers.  Within a few weeks, our seeds had sprouted and we were ready to get them in the ground.

We constructed four plots.  Each child helped to construct their own plot... we did 3 sides and dad finished up the fourth side of each one.

Next came paper and then organic soil.  None of the kids seemed too excited when they found out what was in the soil... lol!

Within a few short days, the beds were built and filled with dirt.  And the planting began...

God blessed our garden with LOTS of rain... so much rain that we were beginning to wonder if our little garden might wash away.  Not only is the garden still in place, all of the rain seems to be just what it needed and our sprouts are lush and green.  We'll replace some of the washed away soil and my hope is to post a weekly update on "how our garden grows."

In love and recovery,


Pres. Kathy said...

How exciting to grow your own garden. I look forward to seeing pictures!

Michelle M. said...

I wish I could have a garden like that. Well, I could, but I have three dogs who would want to dig it up. Maybe someday we'll build a fence around a garden area.

Good luck with yours!

katherine said...

I've been wanting to square foot garden for quite some time. Now my belly is too big to do it. :) Hopefully some day soon. Keep us posted with how your garden grows.

With love in Christ,

Jennifer in TX said...

Wow, what fun for you and your family! Very impressive--all this rain has been good for growing, that's for sure!