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Saturday, April 6, 2013

DIY Garden Seed Markers


We decided to plant a garden.  We may regret it.  OR We may end up basking in the goodness of our harvest come September.  Either way we are going to try.

I've decided to document our progress on my blog (because isn't that what blogs are for--places to put random thoughts and information that no one really cares about?  I figure by putting it on my blog, it'll help me do my best to care for our garden and not forget to water it . . . besides all you pro gardeners out there can give me your best tips and advice.

So here goes nothin' . . .

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Our plot of dirt.  We are renting our home right now.  Luckily, the owners of the house already had this great garden area.  This is the biggest garden we've ever done.  We've only done small garden boxes before.  They already have raspberries and rhubarb back there!
 We bought our seeds . . . the kidlets love the idea of the pumpkins, but not the onions.
 I even saved a few squash and cantaloupe seeds from ones we had eaten this past year.
 I bought tomato and pepper plants (green, red, and jalepeno)

And I got some flowers.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE flowers.  

 AND HERE's MY IDEA TO GET THE KIDLETS INVOLVED . . .
 I saw this idea on Pinterest (wish I could credit someone, but I don't know where it came from).  So I decided that would be a fun way to get the kidlets into the gardening fun.

 The kidlets painted all the rocks.  They did  a great job. 

 They loved choosing the colors.

Then we added names so we can remember where all our seeds are planted . . . now we just need to plant the actual seeds.

Stay tuned.




7 comments:

  1. I love this idea so much! We saw this on Pinterest and said "whoever thought of this was a genius and creative. We are glad to know it was y'all! We have a garden every year and we've loved reaping all of our (mine) hard work! There is nothing better than having a meal made entirely of stuff that you grew.

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    1. Jessica, I actually was thinking of you as we planted our garden. I was thinking that I need to ask you for your best tips and advice. I know every area is different, but some things still work everywhere. I wish I could take credit for the rock idea, but I saw the random pic on pinterest. And it really is a brilliant idea by whoever it is! I'm trying to really get them involved (especially the weeding--hahahaha!). We'll see if anything grows . . .

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  2. Great blog.............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. I am sooo jealous of the size of your garden! It is going to be beautiful! You also have that nice fence which I assume keeps out most of the animals. We have deer here that eat up EVERYTHING. I can't wait to see your "finished product." Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! We hope it turns out okay. I'm not a professional. We are lucky that our landlord has this great plot of land, so we can't let it go to waste! Learning new things all the time!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to come pin this project to my Pinterest Party! http://www.mylifeaccordingtopinterest.com/2013/04/pinterest-party-springtime-fun_18.html

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