Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Children's Raised Bed

Sorry. I don't look terribly lovely while building a garden bed. It's hard work, the soil mix stinks like crazy, but hopefully in a few weeks the kids will see their individual squares (not shown here) start having little seedlings popping their heads up out of the dirt.

After we prepared this bed, I took twine and sectioned off the bed into eight parts. Each child in our family, the Russell family and the neighbors that live on the other side got to choose and square and plant whatever they wanted.

They had a great time today planting beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, squash, corn and peppers. I'd post pics, but Picasa has taken out the Blogger button and replaced it with Google+ button. Thanks. (Not really)

We also printed off garden journals today. We will be listing what each child has planted, the date, and weekly reports as to what is happening with each squared off portion. I think it will be fun for the kids and hopefully get them engaged in where their food comes from and how it's produced.

Will keep you posted!!

1 comment:

Lorren Says... said...

Your garden looks wonderful! How fun for all the kids that they get to plant stuff. I wish I was your neighbor. ;)