Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Tiniest Garden You Ever Did See

Jack begged to have a garden this year, specifically he wanted to plant carrots.  Now, I love the IDEA of a garden, but in execution we have never had a lot of success with vegetable gardens of any sort, aside from our little container garden last year. 

We have never been ones to learn from past mistakes though, so we jumped in with both feet again this year! On Saturday we headed to the store and picked up a few bags of topsoil and some gardening soil, and then we let the boys pick out a few seed packets.  We ended up with carrots, peppers, pole beans, zucchini, and...something else I think?  I can't remember? This is probably why our gardens never make it.
 BUT ANYWAY...our yard has a slope to it, so Matt built a little raised bed for our veggies and then we set about planting our seeds. 

We filled the bed with topsoil first, and then after that we added a layer of gardening soil.  We figured it was best to give these doomed little plants the best start they could have.  I tried to help the boys plant the seeds, and Jack did great actually putting the seeds in the little holes that I dug.  Luke...kind of scattered them around like he was feeding a chicken, so...you know...we'll see how that goes.
Then we gave them a good drink...
Luke looks so impressed doesn't he? 

We plan on building another little raised bed next to this one for the rest of the seeds, and we also will need to build something for our pole beans to climb, you know...if they actually sprout.

There is a chance, however, that we will have a bigger harvest than our first garden back in 2009, in which we reaped TWO WHOLE CHERRY TOMATOES.

Not even kidding you guys. Two.

How about you?  Are you planning any gardens this year? 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Bekah! Thanks for stopping by today! Your little garden is adorable and I'm sure your boys enjoyed helping! Hope you have a great week! Following you now, hope you follow me too!

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    1. Thanks Alicia! Ive actually been following your blog for a while - I guess I just hadn't commented before!

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  2. So cute! I love that your boys requested the garden. You've trained them well! ;)

    Good luck with the plants!

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  3. Dear Jack. Didn't know he liked carrots that much!

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    1. He LOVES to eat raw carrots, but I think the reason he wants to plant them is because there is an episode of Curious George where George has a garden full of carrots that he then feeds to bunnies.

      I think it is just an elaborate ploy to get a rabbit...

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    1. Thanks! I think we are going to need it!

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  5. yum!!! tell jack I want him to grow me a really big carrot!

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    1. Haha I swear if those darn carrots dont grow I am going to go out ans shove carrots in the dirt for him to harvest.

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  6. Love it, such a cute garden box! I had a great garden last spring with lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, zucchini, etc. Now we are living in base housing with no room. :(

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    1. Thanks! That is such a bummer, do you have room to do a little container garden?

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  7. That is just too cute! I love all that you do for your boys!

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  8. Good luck with the garden!! We are trying our hand at one this year too- we don't usually have much luck either.

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