Gardening Fun!

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We started on our real food journey about six months ago. I call it a journey because it’s still a work in progress, although we are about 90% processed food free at this point. I figured that there is no better way to be conscious of what you are eating than to grow it yourself!! So this is our first stab at gardening, and so far it has been great for all of us.

Our backyard isn’t exactly huge, so I decided to do container gardening with one raised bed in the yard. The kids really enjoyed helping me scoop the soil into the pots and raking the soil in the bed. Any excuse to get messy and they are happy! Luke was especially helpful in planting the seeds, but the twins were more interested in playing in the dirt and watering the grass:)

At first they were a bit impatient that nothing was happening, but as the weather started to warm and sprouts came up they were amazed. Each day they would all want to go out and see if anything new had sprouted or if things were getting bigger. I think that it is a great learning experience for them to see things grow from a tiny seed into something that can be eaten.

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So far we have planted onions, lettuce, strawberries, peas, green onions, celery, broccoli, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkins, watermelon, cantaloupe, and green beans! We will have a wide variety this year, but not a lot of each crop. I really wanted to see what grows best, how long things last etc. Next year I should have a better idea of how much to plant in order to last us the summer months. We are also going to plant arugula and kale in August.

All in all, it’s been a lot of fun! The kids run outside each day with their little watering cans to help me water and are really excited how things are progressing. Now we can’t wait to start harvesting!!!

Until our next adventure,

Moving Mommy


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