See the garden in the background? I loved helping my grandparents.
We like to learn along with our children. They have been very excited to be gardening and were part of the whole process, preparing the dirt, pulling out weeds in the two garden patches we built last year, deciding where and what was planted. I didn't take a lot of photos while we were planting, because we were too busy planting!
What I am planning on doing on this blog is to give you a progress report every couple of weeks of our family garden. We bought some baby plants and also planted seeds. We built two beds last year and added dirt to settle over the past winter.
Here is a list of what we have planted so far, with a few photos:
the vegetable and herb garden
orange peppers and sweet red peppers
basil (the 2 ligher plants)
In our flower patch, we planted a few baby flower plants and a few seeds as well. I didn't take pictures of the dirt, but added a list below the last flower photo.
golden creepy jenny
an Ontario native plant: white gayfeather
hen and chick plant
in the dirt:
We also planted seeds on two different walls around the house:
this one will be (hopefully!) the scarlet runner bean pole
the future nasturtium
We planted this strawberry plant last year and it is doing wonderful this year! I hope the birds leave the fruits alone so we can try them.