Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gardening Fun In and Out

Even though we’ve been gone for nearly two weeks, I still wanted to report on our gardening fun outside and indoors with homeschool as we continue along with HSV’s Gardening Challenge.

Some successes include our tomatoes, green beans, strawberries, lettuce and cilantro. In fact, everything seemed to have doubled in size {after these photos were taken} while we were gone and thankfully received a lot of rain!









We’ve had something eating up our basil and new broccoli plants, and I haven’t figured it out yet. The girls and I read an old Golden Book called, How Does Your Garden Grow?  by Pat Patterson. In the story, the little girl plants marigolds by her tomato plants after discovering aphids on them. Thankfully, this hasn’t been our trouble, but it was a great reminder to buy new marigolds for our tomato plants. {Our marigolds from seed took so long to grow last year we’re quicker to buy this time.}















Some other books we enjoyed from our shelves that fit what we were doing outside were Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash by Sarah Weeks, Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall, and Beatrix Potter stories.


We all had fun doing garden themed homeschool work over the weeks since the last HSV Challenge when I downloaded much of Homeschool Creations’ Gardening Units.  The girls’ favorite was the Trowel Game where I hid the gardening trowel card under a cabbage number card. They had to say the number {which can be tricky for both of them still} before they could pick up the card to see if they’d found the trowel.


The girls also loved singing the “What Do Plants Need” song and doing all the plant growth sequencing. I look forward to pulling all this stuff out again for this season next year! Thanks for the fun Jolanthe and the  Homeschool Village!


  1. It's so great to see your children outdoors gardening! Be sure to let us see pics later of them eating what they've grown.

  2. I don't know about basil but slugs kept eating my broccoli starts.
    I love your coffee table!



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