We never thought we'd start a garden. I mean like never, ever in a million years. Why keep a garden when you can so easily get produce from the store? Why keep a garden when everything outside during the growing season seems to make me sneeze? Why battle weeds, bugs, and little furry critters for a few vegetables? Well...what it boils down to for us is this: so we know where our produce is coming from and how it is grown. So we can enjoy organic, non-GMO produce without breaking the bank. So our kids can learn about growing food and take part in the whole process. They may even enjoy their vegetables a little more knowing they had a hand at growing them.
We decided to use the Square Foot Gardening method. And honestly, finding this method is the only reason we decided to give gardening a try. It actually sounded doable for us. It is super easy, fairly inexpensive, and according to everyone we know that uses it - you'll have a great yield of produce. We're using this book to guide us through the whole process, a process which we started just over a week ago.
a kit from Lowe's. Elijah loved using the drill. He now says he wants to do construction when he grows up so he can use a drill all the time. Silly boy.
We're hoping to plant our seeds and seedlings sometime this week. We had planned to over Mother's Day weekend, but had temps fall into the 30s. Kind of cold for planting. Here's hoping the weather cooperates for planting this week - I'm excited to get this thing going!
p.s. I'll be sure to post updates on our little garden throughout the growing season.
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