We were grateful that the previous tenants, as well as the owners, gardened before us, and so the soil was actually quite good and we didn't have to get anything new. The fencing did need some fixing up, so Ben did an excellent job with what he had, and then we got rid of all of the previous years junk in it, rototilled it, created our rows and then planted those little seeds! I definitely don't consider myself a gardener by any means. I haven't had a garden since I was a kid, so I don't entirely know what I'm doing, but it sure is exciting!
I don't know if I've bitten off more than I can chew, but in our garden we are trying to grow some kohlarbi, carrots, beets, radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, white & coloured swiss chard, yellow & green zucchini, and some watermelon. So far we have beets, radishes, lettuce, spinach swiss chard and zucchini growing up! It's so fun to actually see the growth! Although a little sad knowing that I may have pulled up some plants that I thought were weeds...oh well...there's always next year!
I have been trying to get Ady involved as much as I could, however, she hasn't been so keen on getting her hands dirty...so...that kind of makes helping out in the garden a little tougher. Plus she gets bored easily. Or something like that. Maybe its just with stuff she doesn't find particularly fun, like weeding. I did try to make it fun! Is that possible for kids? I'm not sure, but it is pretty funny to watch her in the dirt. "Mommy!! I need my hands washed!" "Mommy!! My hands are dirty!" "Mommy! There's a bug!" Thankfully though, I think she may have conquered this dirt fear at a recent trip to the river!
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