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Garden Update and…Composting!

Our March One Small Change is rolling right along.  I’m happy to report that everything we have planted so far (radishes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers) is happily showing off little green leaves.  Today the kids and I planted cucumbers, squash, beans, and stevia.  Carina loves eating the leaves off of the stevia, which is a natural sweetener.  We’ve had a lot of fun in the garden, and learned a few things as well.

digging holes for the sunflowers

watering the radishes and carrots with water from the rain barrel

happy and proud little farmers

I am excited that we have plenty of water to water our little garden from our rain barrel: it filled up the very day that Craig installed it thanks to  a nice spring storm.  Our April change will go right along with our new garden, and is something that I have been wanting to do for over a year now: COMPOSTING!  My dad has a composter that he is going to let us use, and I’m thrilled to get started.

“Catch! Calls the Once-ler
He lets something fall.
‘It’s a Truffula Seed.
It’s the last one of all!
You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect if from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back.’ ”

- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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5 Responses to "Garden Update and…Composting!"

  1. One of Little Buckaroo’s first books was The Lorax, love it. I am so proud of your garden! And, composting… girl you rock!

  2. Kim says:

    Your little farmers are the CUTEST things ever! I can’t wait to hear how all of this grows. I just got BSD to redo our garden today. He had to build it in a new location b/c the old one didn’t get enough sun. I am excited!

    I also like how you have that nice ledge around your garden. Makes a nice sitting area. :)

    Ok…now tell me how your rain barrel works. How do you have it hooked up to the hose?

  3. Danielle says:

    Good for you!! We are not quite up to plantings yet, but we did choose to support someone else’s plantings for our April One Small Change–we signed up for a CSA.

    I am interested to hear about how the composting goes.

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