Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Raised bed, companion gardening

Kris' big project, starting this week is learning how to grow flowers and veggies in a raised bed. We are planning on doing companion gardening. Her brother will probably help with it as well :) The three of us went to Home Depot this afternoon to do some pricing and to decide what to grow. She has her list and we will shop sometime within the next couple of weeks. We have to prepare the bed first since I let it rest last year. Currently she is looking at some of my gardening books. 

Nik wants to try and grow moss and a Venus Flytrap again. Last year's efforts did not go well :)

If anyone is interested in reading along about their gardening efforts I'll be writing about that on our family blog, http://jocarhansenfamily.blogspot.com

Nik was watching me do some beading this morning and decided he wanted to make something. After some thought he decided to make a soft, round toy for his friend's youngest brother. He found some spare blocks in my fleece fabric box. I had him measure and make a circle template then cut the fleece out. I sewed the pieces together for him and he stuffed the toy. Looks quite nice. He wants me to post it to my blog so I will make a little "lunchtime tutorial" out of it and post that next week. 

3 comments:

Micki said...

I will check it out...I love gardening, and can't wait till the spring to do some here in Dunfanaghy. We have lots of heather growing, but various other things. I have to keep in mind when I am planting that they will have to also survive the harsh winters here.
Micki

Clare W said...

I shall enjoy seeing what you come up with x

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