Garden Challenge

HSV Garden Challenge

This spring Hailey and I are going to participate in the garden challenge over at The Homeschool Village.  We still have some snow on the ground where we live and a forecast for another snow storm this weekend.  So we can’t actually plant outside yet- and usually can’t until the end of May.  But I do want to participate, so we are going to get a few things started inside.  So far the only thing we have planted inside is grass:

She planted just a few grass seeds a little over a week ago 🙂

One week after she planted.

A better shot to see how much her grass grew in one week.  That was on Monday of this week.

This is her grass today- it has really grown since Monday.  Each morning it is noticeably taller than the night before.

I have some more things planned to plant with Hailey and once the weather is nice enough I want to start a garden with her.  So, here’s the plan:

I am thinking we will plant in this area- I need to come up with a way to keep the deer and rabbits out of our garden though.  Since our growing season is short we will probably have to buy plants that are already started.  I want to grow things like tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, etc.

As part of studying about gardening I have lots of activities in my Mailbox magazines that we will use.  I am also excited to use the Garden Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations to go along with our unit.  We probably won’t actually do our gardening unit until the end of May when it is usually safe to plant.

A few more plans for planting:

Rich rebuilt our deck last summer and we added some plants and landscaping.  Hailey and I are going to do some more planting and add some more flowers.

Livin With Me

This picture is from almost 2 years ago- but behind Hailey is the front of our house.  I really want to rip those bushes out (and have Rich rebuild our porch, but that’s another story) and add some nice flowers and plants there.

So- there’s our plans for this spring/summer.  Hailey and I are both excited to  get started.  Check out what everyone is else planning over at The Homeschool Village.

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8 comments on “Garden Challenge

  1. Good luck with your gardening, and your little girl is a cutie!! Have fun!

  2. Stef - HSV on said:

    Oh I love it – she is so proud! Grass is always an easy starter (and radishes, quick growth). Thanks for linking up today!!

    Next link up is April 28th 10am EST

    Stef – The HSV TEAM

  3. Crisc on said:

    So cute!

  4. Angela @ Kinder Days on said:

    so cute!!!! thanks for sharing!

  5. Lana @ ilovemy5kids on said:

    Have you ever seen the grass that planted inside of a piece of hose, that looks like a potato? It grows hair like a chia plant! Super cute project for lil’ ones!

    Blessings to you,
    Lana @ ilovemy5kids

  6. Heidi on said:

    Melanie. I saw that you asked about my plans for Kindergarten over on my blog. For the early years (pre-K through 1st), I use workbooks from Barnes & Noble from publishers like Harcourt and Spectrum. I am currently using a Kindergarten one called Get Ready for Kindergarten by Learning Horizons that I really like. These would cover your basic math and grammar skills. Then I use lots of easy readers from the library (BOB Books would be one example) to work on reading skills. We have some hands on Math Centers from Evan-Moor publisher that we love. Then I really enjoy unit studies such as this gardening one from Homeschool Creations. I also like to do a Farm, and Rain Forest unit study. I have used Evan-Moor for their science based early education unit books.

    Sorry to be so long winded. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping in to my blog!

    I really love the landscaping you are creating at the base of your steps. I am sure whatever you tackle for the front will be just as wonderful!

  7. Zonnah on said:

    She looks so proud of her grass, too cute!

  8. Mozi Esmes Mom on said:

    Your deck landscaping looks so neat! Love the cup o’ grass…

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