Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Start of our Garden

The kids were a great help spacing and sowing the seeds.
It's May 4th and we have our garden planted.  We have our fingers crossed that we aren't too early and that the frost is done for now.  When I looked at the calendar, I thought this might be the best weekend to get it done, so we did it.  Since this is our first garden we have kept it small and basic.  We've planted carrots, peas, and beans.

The kids were a great help today and hopefully learned a little bit about work ethic and getting your hands dirty.  It was a beautiful day with the temperature on the back deck getting over 30*C.  Mind you that is in direct sunlight.  The dog lazed around and barked occasionally when someone strolled by the house.  There  were no flies so it was a great day.  Now though the hard part, keeping up with the weeds and watering.  We are also hoping to teach our oldest child about keeping a journal.  I will help him keep a garden log through power point...I hope.  We'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ben , what a great way to introduce your children to gardening. May you harvest lots of produce from it. A few seeds can can grow a lot of good stuff. I look forward to following the adventure.
Muriel McCullum