While I love all the fresh fruits and veggies of summers, I can’t say I have a lot to say about gardening! I’m often mesmerized by the gardens of others though (read: jealous). And I love summer eating from the gardens of others! The local farmer’s markets are my favorite hang-outs. All those fresh veggies make me happy. I wish I could have a huge garden in my backyard. But city/suburban living, along with a backyard that declines at about a sharp angle, just isn’t the most conducive to gardening.
So I make due by growing a few things in containers on my deck — mostly herbs, a few flowers and some tomatoes and peppers. It makes me feel like I’m trying, you know?
I need to take some more recent pictures, but as I write this blog post, a storm is brewing. So, here are some pictures from about a month ago. Everything’s just bigger and fuller now 🙂
I’m hoping to greatly expand my deck gardening this year to include lettuces, cucumbers, and other veggies I can use for juicing. I recently discovered this amazing thing called a Tower Garden. It will allow me to grow veggies indoors throughout the year. Cool, huh?
Here’s a picture of my friend Valerie’s Tower Garden, early in it’s growth. I saw one of these at a homeschool convention last year and it was huge when all of the veggies were in full growth. It even had strawberries!
And a video that shows how quickly veggies grow!
How to Turn a Hanging Pocket Shoe Organizer Into a Vertical Garden
How to Make a Deck Herb Garden Using Wine Crates
Looking to make gardening a homeschool subject this spring? Check out these resources!
Unit Study Adventures: Gardens from Amanda Bennett
NaturExplorers Fruits and Nuts from Shining Dawn Books
Exploring Creation with Botany from Apologia
Gardening Unit Study from American Montessori Consulting
I’m curious if you have a deck or container garden and what you grow?