Time to Dig in the Dirt!

It’s that time of year again! Last year, I tried to grow my own plants and that didn’t work out so well. So, this year it was straight to the greenhouse.  $30.00 is a small price to pay for a full garden! Plus, they were offering FREE chicken BBQ in honor of Mother’s Day. All you had to do was purchase something! By the time I got home, it was pouring! I decided I would plant in the rain anyway. It was messy, but I feel so accomplished!

garden plants

After I planted the garden, we drove to my mom’s and picked up her leftover straw. I used mulch last year, but it seemed to get moldy and didn’t really keep down the weeds anyway. So, I am trying straw this year. Whatever you do, don’t use hay! Hay has so many seeds in it and will make your garden have so many weeds.

I also recruited a few helpers! I just love spending time with my nieces! They helped with the straw and had a blast throwing it in the air. 🙂 We had such a fun day! It is so neat to hear all of their questions too!

My Little Helpers2

My favorite question of the night was, “Aunt Sondra, why are your strawberries green?” They kept looking for strawberries and also learned that they start as flowers! Loved teaching them about gardening!

strawberries

Overall a very good day! Now, if those temperatures will just stay above freezing! I’m hoping I don’t have to cover them tomorrow night. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Time to Dig in the Dirt!

  1. YAY! The blog is back!! I might inspire you to workout, but you inspire me to go outside and pull weeds and plant stuff!! I’m kind of a mess when it comes to gardening!

    • Hay is food for animals and has a lot of seeds. Straw is used for non-food purposes (2nd cutting I think) and has less seeds. No weeds for me hopefully! It’s all a learning process. And thank you! 🙂

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