Our garden is in, but somehow we just can't stop planting stuff and preparing stuff to plant. Our garden flopped big time last year. This year we are determined not to let that happen again.
We moved our garden to a different and, hopefully, more sunny spot in the yard. (Darn mature trees that line our property.) The new spot is closer to the water source. And it helps that Joe and his father got plumbing out to our barn now. The garden is smaller this year, which I hope is more manageable.
My herb garden has been in for awhile. Some critters have eaten almost all of my basil (my dill and one of my jalapeno plants), so we are planting more and are in the process of scaring away the critters. Apparently, they like to feast on marigolds, too, so our first solution did not work. Human hair has been working. Joe cut the boys' hair a few weeks back and we sprinkled the herb garden with hair clippings. Seems to be working for us so far.
I planted rhubarb last week. Apparently the stuff I had hoped was rhubarb wasn't rhubarb. (I was visiting a friend's garden and saw the same thing growing at the base of her tree and she said it was a weed.) I ordered four rhubarb plants on eBay and I'm hoping they survive. Luckily we have an endless supply of chicken poop for fertilizer.
This morning Spenser and Sawyer were ready to plant some more seeds. We started four more basil plants, four chamomile, four more fennel bulbs, six spinach and nine poppies. We have seed starts all over the place. And the kids have loved helping and watching.
What are you growing? And how are you involving your children?