Saturday, October 3, 2009

Garden Time = Family Time

We did some transplanting Labor Day weekend....sorry it took me so long to post, better late then never :).  All of our little seedlings were getting pretty big, and were ready for a better home.  We had cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, eggplant, bell peppers and radishes...gotta love Florida!!

The kids had a blast helping Daddy...anything that has to do with digging in the dirt.  They love to pick a plant and call it their own to take care's a great way for them to learn responsibility!!  It teaches them responsibility for a living thing and for the environment!!

We used soil from the compost bin and lots of pots.

Small pots....

or, large pots with a couple plants.  These are cucumbers.  They grow beautiful in a pot...another one of those front yard potted plants that you can't even tell is a vegetable.  These five little seedlings have gotten huge and are starting to produce fruit already in only a month.  I'll post them soon so you can see.   

We used the same method as we did with the black eyed pea plants...mix a little fertilizer in the top layer soil and add the plants.


We like the Miracle-Gro Organic...pretty much just chicken pooh.  Some chickens would make this gardening thing so much cheaper, but I'm pretty positive that would really get us kicked out of suburbia!!  We alternate store bought fertilizer with our own compost to keep the costs down.

I am amazed at how fast these little seedlings have grown already!!   We did more transplanting today...I'll post some pictures tomorrow for you to see!! 


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