Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garden Challenge ~ May update

The weather sure has been getting warmer. I do have one complaint; generally it has been nicer during the week than on the weekends. With all of the outside projects we have scheduled we ran out of nice weather weekends to get a garden space tilled and fenced in from deer and rabbits. So, this year we have to do our vegetables in pots. We planted 5 tomato plants, 1 habanero pepper plant (for daddy) and some chocolate mint that the girls picked out at the plant sale.

I placed the pots amidst the front landscaping.

We also planted some flowers. Begonias, Moss Roses, Petunias and some accent plants.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HSV Garden challenge

Since it is still too cold to plant a veggie garden around here (and will be for another 3-4 weeks) we have been doing some indoor plant observing. We just got a cute yellow viola to observe. Bug learned that her plant needs water and sunshine to do good and has been quite concerned that it has been cloudy out. I assured her that it would be okay.

And then we put a few bean seeds on a wet paper towel in a zipper bag. I taped it to the window and it has acted like a mini greenhouse to sprout the seeds. We have been watching their progress and are now able to see sprouts and roots.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HSV Gardening Challenge

While browsing the blogosphere, I found a kids gardening challenge that looked like fun. So far in Minnesota we haven't given much thought to planting as the ground is still covered with snow. I am hoping we can build a raised bed this year, otherwise we'll look into containers I think. We decided our first step in the challenge would be to get some books about gardens from the library. We are now set to learn! The girls can't wait to "dig in" and get planting soon! You can check out more details over at HSV.
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