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Friday, April 1, 2016

FINALLY...It's GARDEN TIME! iTeach Linky!

I hear it's snowing on the East Coast.
(Sorry GUYS!)

Here in Northern  California... 
San Joaquin Valley
GRAPE & WINE COUNRTY

We have had rain! 
Finally!

If you don't know...we are in a drought!

BUT...
It has rained ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS!

COME ON!

REALLY???

So.. FINALLY
It's WARM!
The sun is out on  SATURDAY!
WAHOOO!!!

For hubby and I
It's time to GARDEN!

Now every year
we start our own seeds.
Here is our newest hothouse.
(Last year we made our own...too  big!)

This year we went for a smaller version.

This way we can start seeds, 
when they become seedlings we can plant the seedlings, and then, 
we can start MORE!



Can you see the upside-down water bottle?
Cut off the bottom & fill..
Keep it full...humidifies the hothouse.
My own little "rainforest" :)


Each little "pod" has seeds ready to grow!

This year we have
tomatoes,
sunflowers,
melons,
lettuce,
cilantro,
green beans,
peppers,
watermelon,
and
nasturiums ( need flowers for BEES!)

BEES are a gardner's friend!

We already have a few tomatoes ready, some zucchini squash, and yellow squash.

NOW WHAT?

Here are my BEFORE garden pics.
Don't judge! :)

Wait until you see them LATER!


Onions are doing well...BUT the rest?
WOW! Let's get to work!


Ick! Needs some HELP!


WAIT! That's NOT a garden..it's a bale of STRAW!
We are trying something new this year.
GOOGLE  "STRAW GARDEN"..
Hmm...you "condition" bales of straw for about 2 weeks
and then 
PLANT RIGHT IN THE BALES!
The conditioning makes "STERILE" SOIL for the plants!
Bigger & Better yields!

We shall see.

If it works? We get more.
If NOT?  We have A LOT of compost!

Either way...we are OK!

I will let you know how it goes!

Here is some of our produce from LAST YEAR..



We shall see...

If you need some help teaching your class about
GARDENS...

Here is some help.

Available HERE.







NOW...my friends at iTeach are having a linky!
Check out these AMAZING bloggers!

Happy SPRING!












2 comments:

  1. Gardening already? I'm so jealous! Perennials are definitely popping up here in NJ, but we still have risk of frost for another month and a half. I hadn't heard of gardening in straw bales ... have to check that out!
    Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

    Linda at Primary Inspiration

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  2. I love this post, Wendy! I have two square foot gardens just off my patio. I was just telling my husband this morning that I am behind on getting my lettuce out. I think it's a wonderful idea to have a lesson that teaches your kids about gardening...love it! Thanks for sharing.

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