Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Planting

Since we've been stuck home all week with the creeping crud - now I have it too *YEAH*, we've had to find things to do other than watching endless episodes of Phineas and Ferb. I'm a fan but you can only take so much and you know it's bad when even Aoife is singing along with the songs!!
The kids love to garden and since it's getting warmer here and the risk of frost is 99% gone, I decided we would start our summer garden. We got some flowers and new mulch for the front flower beds and even bought some potting soil and seeds to start plants for the vegetable garden. Since the soil around here is 100% clay we will be doing container gardening - but it will still be fun. Emmy and Aoife picked out seeds at the store for beans, peas, sweet peas, pumpkins, carrots and giant sunflowers. The girls helped me fill the starting pots and plant the seeds although actually getting the seeds into the dirt proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated since Aoife kept trying to EAT them! Yikes!! We did eventually get them all planted and labeled. Hopefully we'll see some action in a week or two!

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