|Garden - August 2011|
|Maria and Patrick starting seeds - March 2012.|
|Owen starting more seeds - March 2012.|
Our plans for this year are to plant as much as possible without inhibiting growth. We are learning to grow onions from seed. We are hoping that our Zone 3 garden will allow us to grow some short season watermelon and some Minnesota Midget melons. We hope to grow a lot more peas ;-) some strawberry plants in hanging planters, some Canadian sweet peas (they're red and white), tomatoes and peppers in 5 gallon buckets that are self watering and a variety of heirloom and organic veggies and herbs.
Maria is planning on planting a special Mary garden in a side bed that we started last year. She started some lavender, violas, petunias and marigolds indoors already. Her brother Owen plans on adding some sunflowers to her patch.
Everyone is excited about the gardening plans here. I made up some plans using a free trial on the GrowVeg.com . It is a great website and if I can afford it, I am going to renew my subscription after the free 30 day trial. It lets you know when to plant what according to your Zone. It also has great tips on lots of gardening topics.
We are trying to grow things this year that I have never grown before. We are going to be making lots of observations and hopefully learning a lot together as a family. Hopefully, there will be some fresh produce to enjoy along the way.
We live in suburban Calgary, Alberta Canda. It is not the easiest place to start a garden, but if we can coax a few things to grow, then so can you. Grab your kids, dig up a plot, or get some pots on freecycle and grow something. It is so much fun! Your kids will love you for it. Don't worry about success or abundance, just make it a great learning experience.
If you homeschool, join us and others at the 2nd Annual HSV Garden Challenge .
God Bless friends,