Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lessons From The Classroom - Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

" does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row."

This is more like how my garden will grow, ha!

"Lady, Lady, whose thumb is not green
How does your garden grow?
With fingers crossed, and lots of luck
In hopes of at least one bean to sow."

Yup, there is a reason why I do not bring in any income for creative writing:)

I've been putting a plan into action for our garden.  We are starting earlier this year in hopes of planting little seedlings into our prepared straw bales.  This is going to be a big part of our hands-on schooling for the spring.  Just another perk of homeschooling:)

We are going to attempt:
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Lettuce, Beans, Peas, Watermelon, Hot Peppers, Pumpkin, Cilantro and Basil.  We've also started several Merigold plants to border our bales to keep the pesky bugs off our grub!

We came home from our weekend away to a pleasant surprise.  We had a couple of Tomato plant sprouts and quite a few Merigold sprouts!  Now, we have sprouts from every kind of seed we have planted in our windowsill!  We were SO excited!

Now, let's see if we can keep them alive...

BTW, we are still just watering our bales outside.  I think we'll start "fertilizing" them next week.
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