Thursday, April 25, 2013

Growing our Veggies

**For those of you joining me from the A to Z challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

I know I've mentioned before that I am not the stereotypical homeschooler. I don't bake my own bread, I don't wear long denim skirts, I don't wear my hair in a braid. I do have a garden, though.

V is for Vegetables 
(and Fruits)

I do not have a green thumb. This is my 3rd year trying to grow a garden. The first year, I planted much too late. Then we had a drought that summer, and everything shriveled up. I was really discouraged, but because I want to set a good example for my children, I decided to try again.

Last year, I planted seeds the small people bought for me. They chose some strange things that none of them would eat, like beets. We had a few cucumbers and carrots that they ate, but the squirrels ate everything else.

This year, I planted seeds for things I knew the small people would eat. Everything was planted the first week of April, which was ideal here since we had freezing temps right up until the week before. Since then we've had nice warm weather and a good amount of rain. I'm looking forward to harvest time. We should have carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, hot peppers, sweet peppers, and watermelons.

We also have some berries taking shape on our blueberry bushes. I can't wait for those either!
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