29 March 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you heard about this? The Homeschool Village is hosting a *Garden Challenge* this Spring! I'm looking forward to it!

I was a little concerned that we might not have a space in which to garden this year, but as it turns out we'll be moving into our new digs (no pun intended) just in time to plant one. Yea!!

Now, I am a real novice when it comes to gardening. The extent of my experience is herbs and lettuce in patio pots and a couple of years with a tiny raised bed that included tomatoes, peppers, beans and herbs. I've had success with some of those, others not so much. Really, a complete novice!

Meaning: I'm hoping this garden challenge will provide me with some great tips from other gardeners!

This year I'm hoping to expand our gardening repertoire a bit. I'd like to plant tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, peppers and herbs. Our landlords have also *warned* us that last year their backyard became a voluntary pumpkin patch~that should be interesting! I think I would love that! Sure would save me a lot of $ buying them:)

While I'm sure we'll still enjoy our trips to the farmers market (I mean, I can't grow everything in my backyard!) it's so fun to pop into the backyard to pick something fresh for dinner. Nothing beats that!

So, do you garden? If so, what do you like to grow the most? And what's the easiest stuff for *young* gardeners to plant?


Sarah Kopf said...

Good luck, Lora! When Cole finally kicks this stuff, we will hit our garden together. Can't wait! Love to garden!


Layton Family Joy said...

good luck with the move - can't wait to see the "new digs"!

Thanks for linking up with us today!

Next link up is April 28th 10am EST

Zonnah said...

radishes are great for young ones because they come up fast. I personally think that climbing peas are the coolest :)