spring gardening!

This seems to be the year I am finally starting a garden... for the past five years I have wanted to do it but have not found the time and we have ended up with a share at the local CSA.. which as been great! and such a nice way to eat locally grown organic vegetables. But I really wanted my kids to experience the garden, I have such fond memories of walking into the garden and eating green beans and carrots right out of the ground! I wanted my kids to have this memory as well, I also want them to see what's growning how long it takes and help work the garden as well (I'll let you know how that goes as well...hhmmm.)

I also noticed this year that just about everyone was doing it... so how could I not!? As I went over to each of my friends houses we oogled over their sprouting seeds. So we dove into the project this weekend, the kids helped me start the seeds with these handy pods and then we will plant them soon enough!

I am also going to start a little 'nonchalant mom garden project' and I will be updating you on the progress of my low-maintenance approach to gardening. We will plant a portion the traditional way but then part of the garden will be an open project because last year when I planted my planters and flower beds I used my compost, which we happily dumped everything into including seeds, so we had wonderful, delicious tomatos and squash growning out of my planters last year. This year I am ready for them and I am going to dump my compost into a square of my garden and just leave it to see what comes up! low-maintenace nonchalant mom style! ...I will let you know how this turns out.

but for now I am happy to say that after two days we are already seeing some sprouts!


lesley said...

I can't wait to hear about your 'nonchalant mom garden project'. We started a small vegetable garden and had our first harvest of carnival carrots that we picked too early, but our kids were so excited. We will wait longer for the others!

karen said...

yum! I just started a garden too - but I bought my seedlings from the market - think that sprouting from seeds is a much more cost effective method and what I plan to do next!

mayaluna said...

I wish you happiness and fun on your new growing adventure. Gardening with children is so satisfying... who doesn't love the magic of a little seed? I've found that having a sandbox in the shade adjacent to the garden has been the most helpful "children's garden tool". As the weather heats up... little ones won't last as long as we will pulling the weeds and waiting for the harvest. Your blog is lovely and I'm so happy to have discovered it (via Blair).