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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our First Raised Bed Garden - Organic Compost

So for a few years we have planned on planting a raised bed garden and never accomplished it so it became a goal our number one item to do as soon as we were home from Disney. We would have planted it sooner but my husband and I spent so much time debating were to place the raised bed (that he and the kids built) that we ran out of time. However, we did manage to begin some tomato seeds in little pots. For many years I have had visions of a number of beds but realized that maybe we first need to have success with just one and go from there. So, the weekend of the 15th while I was in bed all sickly, the rest of the family went to a garden market fair, choose the remaining items from our local farmers and planted them (I popped out every once in a while and observed from a window). Here is what we have growing:

Herbs: Cilantro, Parsley and Thyme (my staples)

Vegetables: Carrots, Cucumbers, Peppers (red and green) and Tomatoes (cheery, celebrity and beef steak).

Prior to planting, we mixed in a few bags of an organic egg shell compost that we picked up from our local mom-n-pop gardening store. I can not wait to enjoy our home grown food combined with some tasty items we will be picking up weekly from our farmer's market (opening tomorrow!)


Chow and Chatter said...

what a wonderful thing to do as a family good for you love it

girlichef said...

Yay, so exciting :) And great for the whole family.

Mary said...

Those kids are cutie pies and I'll bet they're very proud of themselves. Maybe they'll be happy to eat vegetables they've grown. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

What a fun family project! Do your kids ask every day if the veggies are ready yet?

Anonymous said...

My husband and I just bought a house and we have put a raised bed on our list too! I can't wait to have fresh veggies from the backyard!

Elle said...

It looks great! What a nice family to do all of that while you were sick. :) Supervising is the most important job, anyway, so you had that covered.

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