Friday, June 20, 2008

Outdoor Hour Challenge #12

We have started our own garden!!!!!! We are so excited. I really am not holding out for much since it is so late in the year, but we will try and give it our all. I figure we could always start a fall garden if this doesn't yield. Actually we will start a fall one anyway. Currently in our garden, we have carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, sunflowers, herbs like, lavender, rosemary, and mint. I will plant spinach, echinacea, and maybe different colors of potatoes as well as more carrots and such for the fall garden. We started everything from seed and really thought we were too late but many have told us the seeds they started earlier in the Spring are now dead. The strange (still cold) weather has killed everything they had. Let's hope it gets warm enough for our stuff to grow well. Below we have oldest peep counting seeds.

Sunflower Seeds!

Middle Peep and Baby Peep lending a hand in the garden...BOYS!!!

Update: We sketched our garden in our journals and have been watering and tending our plot. It has now been a week since we planted and have yet to see any results. Patience is a virtue......

1 comment:

  1. Gardens do teach patience but a lot of other important skills too. Responsibility for watering and weeding among other things.

    I also think the children learn to be more in touch with nature by getting really close to the dirt and having stock in what happens with the seeds and plants.

    I learn something new about gardening each year.

    Great job,