We have begun our summer learning projects already. Mostly the plan is to have fun, play, go on vacation, spend time with family, read some books and grow a garden.
This post will mostly be made up of pictures with captions to save me some time. I’m hoping doing things this way will make it quicker and easier to post more often.
Ok so all those pictures did not go in the correct order. They are backwards. Hmmm. Lets see if it works doing it this way…..
We did some gardening last year but this year we decided to try to grow more of our own food. We bought lots of dirt and organic compost. We got our lettuces from the farmers market. Our tomatoes and basil are organic from a little shop in town. All our seeds are organic seeds from degroots nursery. The seeding plants, onion bulbs, and seed potatoes we bought at degroots nursery and are not organic. We still have to plant our carrot seeds (organic) and seed potatoes and we want to get a strawberry plant but didn’t find them when we went shopping so we will be looking this weekend.
We atarted early and the temperature did drop quite low this past week so we brought our garden inside overnight. Thankfully we are container growing htis year so we were able to bring it all inside. But I think the garden can stay outside for the rest of the season now.
Tessa has been getting upset the last few days because her 9 year old best friend wants to go riding her bike around the complex instead of playing with her. Tessa doesn’t like to ride her bike for long so we are practicing so she might be able to join her friend sometime this summer
With all the veggies we got for our garden I had done a lot of research about growing them in containers, how often to water them, when to fertilize (with organic fertiizer ofcourse) and when and how to harvest them….I thought I would find something fun, quick and easy to grow with kids. I decided sunflowers would be perfect. Not only do they grow quickly and large, we can also enjoy seeds from them! This was great but I didnt think it would be enough fun for Tessa. I also dont know if it will keep her interested in gardening for the rest of the growing season so I had to think up something super fun. And along came Pinterest! Dont you just LOVE pinterest? I sure as heck do!!!!!
Our new project is a Fairy Garden. Tessa is obsessed with Fairies. She tells me almost daily that she is a real fairy and she is giong to fairy land. LOL
So here is the begining of our Fairy Garden…
incase you cant read it: Fairy Garden, Couch, Chairs, House, Table, Bridge (my mom gave us some blue shiny stones to make a river), swing.
Due to the temperature outside at night dropping down to 5*C or lower we had to bring the garden inside for about 4 nights in a row. When i was bringing it back outside I noticed this..
Here are the tomato plants and the basil
And today, again while returning our garden outside, I noticed this…