Vegetable Garden and Springtime Fun

We are always doing seasonal themed activities with the kids. This spring we did a lot of hiking (bug box in tow of course), fishing, and we also made butterfly magnets.
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We also do a lot of foam sticker activities. The kids love them!
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I can finally say I have a vegetable garden, yay!! πŸ™‚ We purchased our starter kit online, and started our seeds in our Aerogarden.
Watch me grow!

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Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

Three weeks later we started taking the box outdoors for the seedlings to get used to sunlight.
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During that time we did our research and decided on the size of box and Jayson began building it.Photobucket
Daddy’s helper. πŸ˜‰
We got our box gardening idea from www.squarefootgardening.com. They have some great tips on box gardening as well.
Jayson found a local business, Tex-Art Stone Inc, in Southlake that would load up our truck with 50% top soil and 50% compost for only $30! I think we ended up with a yard and a half of the mix.
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Wheel barrel rides!

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We took a break after this and the kids ran in the sprinklers before we had to get ready for company. I made the best gluten free dessert! I’m sure I will be making it again so pictures of it will come at a later date.
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We planted our broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, and carrots first. The peppers and parsnips needed another week in the aerogarden.
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I used marigolds and cilantro for a natural bug repellant. My girlfriend’s grandmother suggested I use lemon dish soap and water sprayed on the plants as a bug repellant. I’ve been using in on the container garden (tomatoes, peppers, & strawberries) and it’s working great so far. I’m headed to the store today to pick up some earth worms and lady bugs for the garden. I have a rain bucket and I have started composting!! πŸ™‚ It should take a few months to get a good compost going. I’m so excited! Now my next purchase will be our hen and an eglu! πŸ˜‰
Orange Eglu aka Truvey's North Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy Gardening!

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One response to “Vegetable Garden and Springtime Fun

  1. oooh, so glad to hear that about the 50/50 soil/compost. I hope to start my garden next year! Oh man, I would give anything for some fresh eggs. Darn HOA!

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