Garden, Pioneer spirit

A few more pictures of the raised beds

I took a few more pictures of the raised beds, I have 5 in total. I chose the Square Foot Gardening method so that I could utilize as much of my limited space as possible! This bed has pickling cucumbers, beets, radish and zucchini!This bed had celery, more beets, carrots, cabbage (2 varieties) and Swiss chard.one whole bed dedicated to strawberries!!! For some reason this bed isn’t thriving like the others, I think it gets a little more shade. It has a few cucumbers, peppers and onions! This is the kids ‘for fun’ garden. It has watermelon, pumpkin, cucamelons, squash, sunflower and poppy!

I added a few marigolds into each bed for pest control! Seems to be working so far! Last year I lost my entire cabbage crop to slugs 🐌 

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Garden, Kids!

Strawberries!

Last year, when I planted all my strawberries, I felt a little discouraged! I had very few berries and the small ones I did get, the dang birds ate! :/ This year, they have exploded! I covered them with leaves in the winter and come spring, they were everywhere. The root system is very strong and we have had a ton of berries so far! Nothing makes a 3 and 4 year old more excited, than a big, plump red berry ripe for pickin’ 😄🍓I also bought a net to put over top of the plants to make sure the birds didn’t eat all of them! I left a few uncovered in case they wanted a little snack 🙂 🐦 We had a lot of spring rain this year, and I would bet that helped them grow a lot! 

Organic strawberries right out of the garden! Most delicious thing ever!
The netting is to keep birds away! They will eat every single berry!