Spring Garden Update: Week 2
Last week Mason and I wiped the fire ants out from our garden. On Wednesday after work I filled the garden up with the kids. I loosened the soil and then worked in four bags of mushroom compost. By the time I was finished the soil was nice and rich.
In the front of our little garden we planted a zucchini and a yellow squash. Behind the squashes we planted (from left to right) a Black Prince and three Early Girl tomato plants. Behind those we planted (from left to right) a Brandywine and three Celebrity tomato plants. We also potted another Early Girl.
Planting with the kids was a challenge. Julia was content to fling dirt onto the ground while Mason filled up every hole I dug for a plant. He thought it was hilarious to push all the soil back into the holes while I worked a plant out of its biodegradable container. I have a new found understanding of how patient my aunts were to let me help them “garden” when I was his age.
In total we have two squash plants and eleven tomato plants. I think that I planted them early enough that I should get a decent amount of each. Nothing else to do but water them every day and fertilize when needed!