Getting our seeds in the ground was quite an adventure! I’m not sure who learned more lessons in gardening today. Carson is a master in the kitchen, but we are definitely amateurs in the vegetable garden arena and today affirmed it!
This is the first time we’ve been over to our garden bed since we set it up. We got our dirt ready a few weeks ago but were too tired to attempt to plant seeds the same day. That actually turned out to be a blessing because we’ve had some strange weather over the past few weeks involving frost and even some snow. From what we’ve read that would kill our garden and we can’t take any chances with extra obstacles.
First, we spent some time loosening the soil.Then we read the seed packets to try to figure out what we were supposed to do next. Thankfully the seeds we purchased from Territorial Seed had everything we needed to know right on the packet. Carson got to work planting our seed packets.Then I showed him what the seeds actually look like. Carson said, “WHAT? This is going to take all day!” Who knew they were so tiny? This garden project suddenly became very intimidating. But then he remembered how excited he is to grow his own vegetables and all of the fun we will have with our “garden to table” recipes, and he was ready to plant!We planted onions, carrots, lettuce and broccoli seeds. Then we got to the potatoes… The potato “seed” box was much bigger than the rest of the packets. We were VERY surprised to discover there were actual potatoes inside the box. You plant an actual potato when growing potatoes. Who knew?Carson didn’t know what he was supposed to do with the actual potato, so he decided to taste one. We planted the potatoes in the ground one by one and covered them with dirt. Gardening is certainly dirty… After our adventure with seed planting, one this is for sure, it will be a miracle if anything actually pops up through the dirt.
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