Homeschool Garden with Heirloom Seeds
It's been a busy couple of weeks with yet another move and having time to enjoy Easter. Luckily, my friend in North Carolina made the kids their outfits so I didn't have to worry about that! The girls have settled into our new temporary home and are loving all the time with their older sister and two children. I'm amazed to see how much we've done in a short amount of time with moving, getting settled in, yard work and planting a garden. Part of the home school curriculum is learning to plant a garden.
What is important to me about teaching the children about food and growing their own food is the wholesomeness of it all. I'm not happy with the GMOs that have infiltrated our food supply and buying organic food can be extremely expensive. As I found, buying certified heirloom seeds can also be very expensive! My oldest daughter's yard is huge and it had a garden at one time so we utilized their plots to start. We are going plot to plot with growing first what the girls wanted. In our first plot, we have cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons and pumpkins. The girls had a good time with digging up the dirt and playing with it but I think they enjoyed the planting step the most. Now we just wait for those to start growing if the squirrels and rabbits don't eat them first!
We just finished our second plot but the weather is not cooperating so we have to wait and see on that one! The girls will get to learn about math as they know how many seeds to plant in each hole and how far to plant them apart. They will get to learn about science on how water and sunlight helps them grow and how fast they grow with the end results. I suspect they will have a lot of fun especially with the pumpkins if they grow!