hubby thinks I am more excited about the idea of gardening. ;) Every spring I talk about wanting to start one but the actual digging up the yard and stuff never happened. So I finally bought the book Square Foot Gardening (I bought it from Amazon) This book is EXCELLENT and even got my hubby excited to help me!
We went to Lowes and bought enough wood to make 3 boxes. We opted for the full wood bottoms. I think what I am most excited about is because our yard is completely landscaped and there is no where to dig up, these boxes are perfect. I of course would love to start with 5 or 6 but again I need to start slow. ;) We have a large side area to our back yard and two boxes will go there and one between our trees. (I will post some pics of their placement) It probably didn't take over an hour to make all 3 boxes. The book gives great step by step instructions.
OK now confession time is I have not yet bought the soil yet to get started. LOL Our schedule got crazy and I am a little nervous. I just need to go for it and go buy the "dirt". We already have the seeds. (The kids went with to pick those out and had a hay day!)So on the school front we have also been doing some plant and garden activities. The girls made these flowers to help them learn the parts of a flower (roots,stem,leaves, and flower). They also "planted" some lima beans in a wet paper towel and in a baggie. They are going to observe it every couple of days and record their observations.
Now as an added bonus I am sure you notices my first picture at the top of this post. I stumbled across this "garden challenge" at The Homeschool Village