Our Garden Project-Chapter 1

Growing your own food is a great lesson for kids. Over the past couple of years I have watched my kids learn about growing food, and learn to love the food they grow. Growing food does not have to be elaborate, and can happen in an number of types of spaces too. For...

Our Cool Weather Garden-Chapter 2

  Our cool weather garden has been a success overall. Let me first backtrack. After a few gardening failures, I was ready to give up.  Then last summer a crazy tomato plant decided to spontaneously grow in a patch of mulch near our driveway.  It grew so big that...

Our Cool Weather Garden

                    This summer square foot garden was not the great success that we thought it would be.  We got a bit of lettuce, a few beans, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries and herbs.  Not a great harvest, for the...

Our Squarefoot Garden-Chapter 3

                      Here is just a quick update on the garden.  I took pictures more than a week ago, and have not posted them until tonight.  I have not yet had a lot coming out of the garden, but we have been...

Our Squarefoot Garden-Chapter 2

It’s now late May and it looks like some of my greens, like the swiss chard, spinach and arugula did not do so well.  I’m not sure why they didn’t take off.  In any case I decided to use those spots to plant other things like strawberries, eggplant,...

Container Herb Garden with Kids

A container herb garden is a great way to dabble in growing herbs and get the kids involved with gardening.  See the picture below of my now 8-year old watering herbs as a toddler.  Here are a few reasons that I have loved container herb gardening for the last several...