Last Wednesday, the kids and I began planting our first crop for this spring. We planted tomatoes, baby spinach, lettuce, green beans, beets, zucchini, squash, and bell peppers.
It is one of our favorite things to see the seeds come to life and the little sprouts pushing through the soil. Later, when they are growing and producing vegetables and fruit, the green looks so beautiful. I love that green look, especially early in the morning.
We are planning to use the Square Foot Gardening idea. I will post pictures when we get our garden area squared off.
I found this Square Foot Gardening Lesson Plans For Children and was tempted to buy it. I am still debating, but I think I will pass. We can just garden together and talk about soil, composting, bugs, worms, etc., etc., etc.
Last week, the kids and I cleaned out the bed and rotated the dirt. It was a messy job and this ugly, fat, pale spider came out to greet us. I didn't have my camera handy, which I wish I did. I am not sure what he was doing in that pile of dirt. About a week before, we had to get rid of a humungous ant hill in the bed. It was neat to see all their tunnels, but at the same time I hated to destroy their home. (no camera again)