Imagination Matters ~ The Garden

Imagination Matters The Garden

Last year my husband built me two beautiful garden boxes.  I started my plants from seed as I was determined that I was going to be a certified gardener.  That didn’t go as planned.  I live in an area where there is a chance of freezing right up until Memorial Day Weekend.  Needless to say the plants froze one night and died.  And because we had just moved into this house the yard that lead to my garden boxes began to grow weeds…quickly.  Could someone please tell me why weeds grow without any maintenance or water!!!  I also live in an area where snakes and scorpions like to dwell so there was no way I was venturing outside and having a chance encounter with one hiding in them weeds.

We got landscaping put in at the end of summer last year but it was too late to plant anything.  So this year I decided to go with already established plants.  The kids were beyond excited to get to planting.  So on memorial day weekend I ventured off to the local nursery and purchased an assortment of herbs, peppers, tomatoes, and strawberries.

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My mini monster B man has been a bit more interested in it then my girls have been.  He’s 5 and full of imagination and absolutely loves to learn about anything and everything.  So everyday he has been going out and watering our garden boxes, twice a day, since it has been dreadfully hot here.  He has patiently waited with anticipation for something….anything to grow.

Imagination Matters The Garden

Lastnight he finally got to have a taste of the fruits of his labor in the juiciest, yummiest and probably most satisfying tomato either of us has ever eaten.  As you can see below pictured on his face.

Imagination Matters The Garden

I have also used all of the herbs we planted.  Basil, oregano, dill, and cilantro.  The basil is growing like crazy which is a good thing that I use it in a lot of dishes I make.  I can’t believe I was paying close to $4 for a small bundle of it at the grocery store and now here I can go and get it out of my garden for FREE!  It just doesn’t get any better then that my friends.

Happy Gardner,

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11 thoughts on “Imagination Matters ~ The Garden”

    1. I am rather shocked that I actually have stuff growing. I literally put it in the dirt…threw some veggie food on it…and watered. I noticed this morning that we have yellow peppers that will be ready to harvest soon! So excited!

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  1. What a wonderful way to get everyone involved and so well organised. I’m excited for you about the peppers that are growing… I’ve always struggled with them when i’ve tried. Thanks for linking up to #imaginationmatters, it would be great to see you again next week for “Around the world” week!

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  2. We have been planting for #ImaginationMatters too :), i’m not sure if ours will grow though as a little late in the year but never mind we had fun doing it. Its great to do as a family isn’t it, your little one looks like hes enjoying it. #ImaginationMatters

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    1. I was actually surprised how well he took to wanting to plant and care for it. He is my “always positive” natured child. He is always happy and helpful and encouraging. Thanks for popping over and saying hello 🙂


  3. Bless home grown tomatoes are great, although your seasons sound mad!! We also grow our own here – not as much as we use to before Monkey was born but this year we have tomatoes, potatoes, sweetcorn, onions, garlic, fruit and courgettes. Hoping to get back to the normal again next year but its a lot of work. At three he’s now taking an interest so hopefully that will spur us on. 🙂 #imginationmatters


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