Happy Thursday Everyone!
If any of you missed my big announcement from yesterday, click HERE!
I have so many thoughts in my head today floating around.....
*My kids start school tomorrow
*my oldest starts high school and she just broke her arm on Saturday night (so no tennis for her for at least 6 weeks and she was so excited to play Freshman tennis!)
*my baby is going to FULL DAY kindergarten and he told me he will not miss me! (Lol and BOO HOO!)
*my 9 year old is going to do Online Charter School from home so he is basically homeschooling (but I am not his teacher, just here to help him stay on track)
*I'm having small health issues (low Vitamin D), so I am tired ALL the time until my medicine kicks in! (Funny that I have low Vitamin D because I am in the sun at least 8 hours a week for tennis!)
Even with all that on my mind I wanted to share my latest passion! GARDENING!! Do you all remember my herb garden I planted last year in a small, plastic swimming pool? Well, because of the heat wave and drought we had last Summer, they all died! YIKES! This Summer I decided to start a late garden from seeds and, guess what?, it is growing!
Here is what I planted! About half of it survived our SERIOUS heat wave this past month but what did survive is THRIVING! I cannot wait to eat my harvest! It is so rewarding to plant something from a seed, water it, weed it, and watch it grow. I hope you will all try to plant something this year and watch it grow. It's a GREAT feeling!
I used the Cricut Cartridge Preserves to make these adorable stakes to put in my garden so I would remember what I planted and where. I laminated these after I made them. (Note: My lettuce did not survive the heat. I will try to plant again in a week or so.)
This is my square foot garden made from 2 4x4 pre-made gardens bought at Lowe's. We put this together and added it right on top of my lawn.
The next thing we did was add a layer of newspaper.
Next, we added a combination of garden soil, compost, peat moss, and something else that I cannot remember.
Then, I tried to follow the instructions on the seed packets the best I could and planted my seeds in rows. I then put the markers at the back of each row.
Here is a picture I just took yesterday of my 3 varieties that are growing like crazy! Cucumbers, Summer Squash, and Winter Squash.
PEOPLE, I GREAT THESE!! LOL!! I thought I had a PINK thumb, not a green thumb!!
My sweet little 7 year old got a couple pumpkin seed the same day and planted them right in my garden. Look at how bit his plant is! He is so excited!!
Hugs & much love!