Monday, April 11, 2011

Raised Vegetable Garden

Last year, we attempted to grow tomatoes and and zucchini in our backyard. We were able to pick a few tomatoes before a branch, from a neighbor's tree that was being cut down, fell and crushed our plants. Unfortunately, the squirrels and slugs got to all of our zucchini before we could pick any of them. Therefore, this year, we decided to make a mini, round vegetable garden. 

Three of the children took some extra garden bricks that we had stored in our garage and built a small circle in our backyard. Once it was built, they filled the circle with garden soil and divided it into quarters with small rocks. The children plan to grow zucchini, lettuce, carrots, strawberries, and broccoli.

Hopefully, our garden will provide us with some vegetables for our table this year.

Update: After taking the photo above, I advised the children to move the strawberries to the same "pie" as the carrots. They have done so. They have also placed a plastic owl by the garden to protect it feom crows.

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