With the weather warmed up in our area quite a bit later then normal and we didn’t start our garden till later then normal in fear of the frosts we have been getting. It has involved a lot of work from everyone but with 6 kids and 3 neighbor girls who love helping in the garden it has been a lot of fun. Gardening with kids is something that we do every year, this year it is just being done on a much larger scale.
We also picked some strawberry plants from the local farmers market of course GMO and chemical free, to get a strawberry patch started and we have spent some time picking over 100 pounds of strawberries in the area.
Right now my goal is to move all of us to eating all organic foods, and also removing most meat, and also most gluten from our diet once we accomplish that we will be working on removing gluten completely.
My big goal was to find non GMO seeds to plant in our garden. I did purchase a couple plants already grown from the local farmers market that were also heirloom plants grown organically!
We have planted so far tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, watermelons, honeydew melon, green peppers, carrots, white and yellow onions, lettuce, corn, strawberries, radishes, beans, peas, cabbage, and cantaloupe. Along with the eggs our new hens should start giving us very soon we are well on our way to an almost non GMO diet mostly from our yard.
Ethan woke up the morning after we planted the first day and checked on the plants, and each time after it rains. I cannot imagine how excited he is going to be once they all start producing fruit and vegetables!
Have you planted a garden this year? If so what have you planted this year? Do you enjoy gardening with kids or by yourself?
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