Raised Bed Gardens with Kids

Raised Bed Gardens with Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how is life with four kids now you ask?  Well… honestly, it’s crazy.  Crazy good!  I don’t have much time to be bored these days.  That is a fact!!  But we do need something productive for all the busy hands to do over the summer and I figure we can get a little science done outdoors :)

Gardening with Kids

Over the weekend we prepared our garden.  This is our fourth? year with the raised beds.  In addition to the raised beds we also have strawberries (you can see a corner of the strawberry patch on the right side of this photo), pumpkins, sunflowers, and watermelon that are planted straight into the ground.

I had an idea to use cattle panels in an arch shape from one bed to the next to trellis the vine plants.  Part of this idea was practical to get the vines up off the ground… but the main reason was to create a fun tunnel space for the kids to play in.  :)

Gardening with Kids

See?  It’s going to be FUN!

Gardening with Kids

We did actually have to get some work done though.  This year we planted (8) slicing tomato plants, (4) cherry tomato plants, and several bell and banana peppers.

Gardening with Kids

Gardening has been a great way to get some hands on work for the kids.  I grew up on a small ranch and one of my parenting goals is to bring as much of that experience to our family as possible even though we live in town.

Gardening with Kids

This is how the garden looked at the end of the day.  Not too impressive.  But we are very excited to water the plants, weed the garden as necessary, and eat the products of our hard work!

I will try to post a few photos each Monday of what we have been doing in the garden and you can follow along to see it grow!  Happy Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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