Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Garden 2011


The spring square-foot garden was planted and doing very well... until the hail storm hit last Saturday.  Now we are waiting to see, what, if anything can salvaged. We are still continuing to receive rain everyday, so we can't even plant the snow peas, beans, carrots, and radishes.

We have been referencing the All New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew.  Since we just began gardening last spring, we are all learning as we go!  I have been pulling articles from different magazines also for more local gardening tips to help us.

My teens have mostly enjoyed the hail storm and the damage to the garden.  I know, not what any homeschool mom wants to admit!  At this point: Melissa is my photographer, Michael played pack mule and carried the heavy soil bags and helped me plant the initial seeds/plants, and Matt helps in the watering.  I'm sure if my teens were elementary-age kids, they would be more excited in the "growing" process.

Now the question is:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.



  1. Hi!! Here from the HHH -- We're going to be attempting SFG this Spring as well. I've already started seeds inside and they really need to be transplanted so I'm hoping to get my garden beds built next week. EEK! =S

    I hope that yours survives the bad weather. =(

  2. I read this book and loved it! I haven't tried it yet but I will be doing it next year for sure! Good luck with yours.

    I am stopping by from the I ♥ Blogging hop, thank you for joining our hop!

  3. New follower here from the hop! I would love a visit back at my blog, Mom Always Finds Out, when you get a chance. Thanks!


  4. I feel your pain! We were doing well, then 2 inches of snow. Then hail a few days later, followed by sleet/snow/freezing rain this week. So yeah...not looking too great in our little garden at the moment either!

  5. Oh, no, your poor garden, thats horrible. Where you able to salvage anything? I swear, march weather is always crazy.

    Russo @

  6. It has been doing a lot of raining here as well! I hope your garden survives.

  7. Oh, I hope you do see some growth post-storm and that your whole family will love it! P.S. Next link up is April 28th 10am EST!
    Susan - The HSV TEAM

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about the damage to your garden. Hail can be so destructive! I do hope some things can be salvaged.

    Thank you for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home last week. I've followed you on Twitter. The linky is up again today and I do hope you will come along and join in again!

  9. I think everyone is amazed by the growing process no matter what the age. Just wait until your teens taste what they have created (with God's help, of course). I am 43 and the growing process still touches me deeply.

  10. Russo.... I believe the strawberries are ok. The verdict is still out for everything else. An amazing thing is happening here... the sun is actually trying very hard to shine through the clouds! I can't remember the last sunny, or even partly sunny day we had. Hope all is well with you. ~ Ellen

  11. Following you from blog hop weekend...

    Kerry (MBC)


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