This year, I got the kids out early to get the bed ready. We use a 3' x 3' raised bed - filled with dirt from the garden center. Over the winter, I add some egg shells and coffee grinds to the dirt.
We started with a lettuce mix and for the first time are trying our hand at peas.
It's always exciting when the shoots first break through the dirt, and you are sure the birds and squirrels didn't eat them all.
Lettuce and peas don't take long - once they break ground, I put up some fencing as our groundhog family - LOVES lettuce.
We harvested our first batch of lettuce about a week ago - and are anxiously waiting for our peas.
We have a Lima Bean plant from Owen's pre-K that we are going to plant, and I'd like to pick a up a couple tomatoes and a pepper plant this weekend. I dream of a big garden full of vegetables. . .but I know my limits. =)
I keep a large pot of herbs on the back patio near my back door for cooking. I need to replenish my basil, but all my other herbs wintered over from last year.
Do you garden? What do you like to grow?
catch you soon -