The Homeschool Villge is sponsoring this awesome garden challenge. Even though I missed out on the first part of the challenge, I am thrilled to join in this month.
I am a gardener. I grew up on a small farm with a large garden and learned my love of gardening on a large scale. I haven't really lived anywhere with the possibility of a large garden before now. In the past, I have gardened in flower beds, alleys, and pots. Now that we have downsized I finally have the space to garden on a large scale! The local community gardens is the home of my present garden.
The last few years have been a crash course in gardening in the wilds of my little town. Squirrels stealing a tomato or two, a rabbit nibbling on my flowers, a bug here or there---that's nothing! Of course, it seemed like something in my past gardening lives! At my current location gophers dig up EVERYWHERE. Ground squirrels run rampant. Birds think they own the place. Possums are out at full force every night. Raccoons trash the place as soon as things get locked up at night! We decided as a family that if we were going to continue to pay to garden, we needed to step up security. So my kids all built these beauties! They have heavy duty mesh screen on the bottoms to keep out gophers. They will be covered in chicken wire or bed netting after they get planted.
We have planted our seeds on our back patio. And have babies popping up every day.
What's growing in your garden?