This past weekend we spent a lot of time enlarging our backyard garden. Z and S spent 3 hours moving 2 yards of compost/soil into the new raised bed. Z never complained and loved being along side his daddy for this very important project :)
This weekend we will plant our first rounds of seeds and get our container gardens ready to plant. Considering it "snowed" here yesterday, we are a bit nervous to put anything fragile into the ground at this point :)
We plan to plant our usual tomatoes, green beans, carrots and herbs but this year we are adding in lettuce, pumpkins (so excited about this), cucumbers, peppers and sunflowers. The Easter Bunny was very good to Z and left him all sorts of seeds to plant, a new watering can and two books about gardening. He loves his garden and the veggies that come from it (he would rather eat carrots and cherry tomatoes than birthday cake).
After 4 long years on our To-Do list...we finally started a compost bin :) Our bin came in this past weekend and Z was so excited to dump in the salad scraps and his banana peels. I hope his enthusiasm for compost continues. It would be so great to have a 12 year old skipping to the compost bin to dump in the family table scraps :) Somehow I don't think that will ever happen.