Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Children's Garden

We are trying some square foot garden boxes in addition to our traditional garden this year. We have made a herb box, a salad box and a children's garden box. We made them out of 2 x 6s we had left over from another project. We painted them for one family night and planted them for another. The soil is compost, peat moss and vermiculite (or pearlite). We got the compost from the land fill for $25.00 for a cubic yard and a half ( a good buy), the peat moss ($10.00 for a large bag) and vermiculite $23.00 for a large bage at Lowes. We were able to fill 6 4 x 4 garden boxes for that (some for our parents).

I think the garden box will be a fun way to get the kids involved in the garden. Hyrum got to pick out his own seeds (he selected honey dew melons, popcorn, lettuce, little finger carrots, green onions, peas, bush beans and a sun sugar cherry tomato plant- tasty and I don't like tomatoes.)

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