Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gardening... sort of!

We live "in town" and we don't have a lot of space in our yard that could be dug up and planted with vegetables. However, all the kids are interested in growing things and seeing how it all works. They wanted to grow some of their own vegetables. So, I devised a plan that should work.


I asked Pops to build or buy some large containers (he's frugal... he built them himself!) for doing a container garden on our deck. At first he thought I was nuts. But, after some continued nagging patient requesting a few planters appeared on our deck ready to go.


The treekids filled the bottom of the planters with rocks and then soil. Eventually, they were filled and the planting of the seeds began!

Planting Hands

Everyone is very excited about the plants that will be yummy to try this summer! Beets, radishes, carrots, many varieties of lettuce, onions and several herbs will be on their way to our summer table!  

Pictures of the little bits of plants peeking through the dirt... soon.  Have to get out there and take those pictures!!


  1. What a great idea!! I should do something like that... I love the planters!!

  2. i can't wait to see the fruits of your labors. those boxes are great. i have been wanting to start some lettuces in a box too. what kind of wood is that? it is so pretty. love.those.fingernails!!

  3. why does the boykid have his eyes closed?
    cute fingernails.
    awesome idea, i want it (but without the work)


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