Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunny Saturday - Gardening and Other Fun

Today was a beautiful sunny day and I just couldn't resist playing in the garden. After checking on SproutRobot to see what I can plant this early in the year I got out the seeds.

Doug tilled the ground one last time before I started planting.

 Radishes - I'm not quite sure what I was thinking when I bought a 1/4 pound package of radish seeds. This is a lot of potential radishes! I planted two rows today and I'm going to plant a row or two every week to space them out a little.

  Sugar Sprint Peas -I got three rows (Doug says the rows are about 20 feet long) of peas from these two packages of seeds.

Carrots - Three 20 foot long rows.

Lettuce from this salad mix collection of seeds - also three rows.

CJ and Michael helped me plant. Michael was excited about planting but I was surprised that CJ really wasn't that interested. I did get him to help plant one row of peas so that he would have the experience and so that when they start growing he would feel a sense of ownership as well. I think he enjoyed it once he got started although he didn't want to help with anymore.

Cayson didn't help plant seeds but had fun digging in the dirt at the other end of the garden.

After planting these seeds I started wondering what else I could plant and decided to make a cold frame
from an old bin and some old window frames that were left in our shed when we bought this place. I planted cucumber and tomato seeds (also from the salad mix collection) in here and will transfer them to the garden when they are big enough. I've never tried this before so I'm just hoping it will work.

One of the cool things about planting these seeds was knowing that I bought all these seeds (and I have more waiting to plant) with Amazon gift cards I earned through Swagbucks and Superpoints.

When the kids weren't helping in the garden today they spent a lot of time gathering walnuts. CJ cracked some of them and shared them with Michael, Cayson and me.

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