How exciting! A few hours’ work together, and we have a beautiful garden (and a healthy dose of vitamin D, to boot!).
We planted sweet corn, peas, yellow beans, green beans, spinach, zucchini, and yellow crookneck squash. My mouth is watering just thinking about it all. =09
At the end, on the left, is a row for the muskmelon and tomatoes.
We used Just Natural organic compost and garden soil from Lowe’s to amend our sand. It really made it rich and beautiful. We also got two trays of marigolds from them to use as a pretty visual border and natural pest control.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
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...how does your garden grow?
Just in the nick of time, we’ve finally been able to start our garden!
The kids and I went on an expedition to Lowe’s yesterday to get soil and additional seeds. We were pleasantly surprised by their organic seed supply! So, after ringing up our supplies at Lowe’s, realizing that the baby had removed my wallet from my bag at home, driving back and forth to retrieve it, ringing the items up a second time, actually paying for it this time, and driving one final time home (after essential trips to Starbucks and Publix) – we got down to business!
We triple checked our references (for the record: Farmer’s Almanac, Month-by-Month Gardening in Florida, and Vegetable Gardening in Florida), triangulated their advice into a gardening plan, and located as many mostly-portable-and-temporary-planting-units as possible.
After much digging, mixing, planting, teaching, and learning…here is our itty bitty first garden.
Our Motley Crew of Planting Vessels
The Squash Stronghold!
It was really hard to convince Caroline that this was no longer a sandbox. 🙂
Carrots and Romaine!
The kids even decided to make their own "garden".
We all had a great time starting our itty bitty garden – especially Kaitie. She was glued to my side, loving being in the dirt. 🙂
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