Garden Wrap-Up

 

Our homeschool garden ended up being way more successful than we ever could have hoped for! Especially considering my inexperience and the crazy mix of weather we got this Spring/Summer. We literally had jalapeƱos and tomatoes coming out of our ears! The kale, cilantro, and basil flourished as did our cute mini carrots. It has been so fun experiencing this for the first time alongside the kids. We had a few busts, but overall we were incredibly surprised by how well it thrived. At least we can always say we had one good year! Ha! I think the kids favorite part (aside from harvesting) was investigating the multitude of bugs that decided to camp out in our garden. Needless to say, it always lead to the question of good bugs vs. bad bugs. Logan is our resident bug expert and he takes his job very seriously!

Due to the copious amounts of veggies harvested, we decided to start juicing. Mike researched like crazy and finally settled on an Omega brand. It has been amazing! The kids have been eager to try our various concoctions and it has definitely helped with many of the problems I have digesting veggies in their whole form. Now if I could just find some affordable, ergonomic knives that don’t aggravate my EDS as much.

Now that the heat is overpowering each day, we have basically harvested what we can and started planning for the Fall. One thing is for certain, we are learning that a gardener’s job is never done! I am thankful for such a hands-on learning experience that we can do together as a family. Here is to many more adventures in gardening ahead…

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harvest of the day
harvest of the day
Logan's find of the day
Logan’s find of the day
fresh from the garden
fresh from the garden
happy helper
happy helper
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