Wednesday, May 2, 2012

meet our little garden

I have wanted a garden for years but never really knew where to start. Well my mom has a green thumb and knows much about this stuff.  

so after my mom and kids and a little of me weeded the area. (i wish we had a before of all the tall weeds!) We went to home depot and bought beds that you could put together your self there so super easy even our 4 year old could help! 

 after we put then together i had some left over straw (from fall) and thought it would look cleaner putting it around the beds.
then we put a layer of newspaper down and then put the soil with manure in it down with lots of help from the kids :)


  look at my moms muscles :)

after the soil was laid down we put the wood chips/mulch down 

so far we have planted snap peas, onion, bunches of peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon, beans, bunches of herbs. the only seeds we planted were the snap peas, onion, beans, watermellon and cilantro. other wise the rest are plants.  i have still have some more room and want to plant other stuff too. i love gardening :) and with this way of layering i only watered the seeds once and i have not had to water once since then. it been weeks (watch back to eden film for more info on that its amazing!) we also when planting put a little mushroom mulch mixed in :). not to much cause it can burn your plants 
(see to the right our compost been)

thank you so much mom for all your help!

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Lacy Fontaine Photography said...

This is so fun!! Inspires me to have a garden!! haha ... but ... at the moment I'm to lazy to have one. I'll just enjoy watching yours grow! It looks amazing!!! I love the progression of the pictures.

charis said...

how fun! i love gardening too (though i haven't done anything yet this year but plant a couple flowers.) i am planning on doing a small garden this year because of the new baby.

my recent post: i wouldn't trade it!

Suffia said...

Love seeing your cute little helpers having fun in the garden. The garden looks fantastic. Have a great day :)

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I spent the day with my grown daughter gardening on Saturday, teaching her some basics like how to read a plant tag and how to split perennials. It's so much fun to share this knowledge. How wonderful that you were able to do the same thing with your mom AND have the kids learn too (even though it looks like they are just digging in the dirt).

Fishtail Cottage said...

kay - i am so loving everything in your post - your family creating a heavenly garden and what a lasting memory...i love that your kids were involved in helping you out - makes it all the more special!!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cottage Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage! xoox, tracie

Becky said...

Looks like you guys are off to a great start! Can't wait to see how it all develops.