Thursday, April 28, 2011

Because We Live in the Tundra - Revised

My friend who lives in the South was bragging how she already has vegetables in her garden.  Here is just about May and we have just started our seeds.  Just to give you and idea of my growing conditions, it was 39 degrees today.  The last possible frost is in late May.  Needless to say we have a lot of time before our seeds can even go in the ground...because we live in the tundra.

Last year I started my seeds inside and dutifully carried them from place to place.  It was daunting, so this year my husband bought an inexpensive indoor/outdoor greenhouse.  Now our seedlings have a home and can't be pruned by helping hands.  They will grow in this greenhouse until June when we transplant them to our garden.

Before we set up our greenhouse I talked a lot to Mister and Ladybug about our garden.  When we set up the greenhouse, it made everything real and so exciting.  They will be part of every step of the process and I hope get a better understanding of where our foods come from.  Sometimes I think kids believe they just come from the grocery store. 

I won't go into details about planting the seeds because it was one of those days when they had on their Mommy earmuffs.  You know the days when your children don't hear a word you say.  It was a total disaster on all levels.
How I like my instructions.

P.S.  I am not doing carrots this year!

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I can't believe it is 39 degrees where you live and your kids are wearing sweatshirts. Our plants are bigger by the minute :)

    The portable greenhouse is a new concept to me. I'm off to googleland to see if we can have tomatoes all year round...