Happy May! We started our May off to a great start by officially planting our crops in our above the ground organic garden. This is our first time experimenting with an above the ground garden because as a child I always did gardening the traditional way with my Grandma Ruby. Hey! My kids and I are always up for a challenge. We headed to Wal-Mart to grab our bags of Miracle Gro Organic Best Garden Soil, a few hand tools and back to the house we went to start our first project of the Spring. Let me just say that those bags are freaking heavy! I simply used that moment as an exercising moment to build up my muscles. LOL!
My mom was in town to help out with the kids since I am heading out to work in Jamaica for a few days so she was happy to join the festivities. The kids had a ball pouring the soil in the garden box. Who knew that it was going to be so much fun?
The kids and I filled our garden box and then the true fun begun. The kids gathered their gardening tools and once selections were made the kids begun planting their vegetables of choice. I went to my local bank on yesterday, United Community Bank and it was Customer Appreciation Day. They were providing lunch for the customers and free tomato plants. I took a set of Atkinson and Better Boy’s to plant in our garden. The kids planted Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, Okra & Carrots.
We had a blast! We are looking forward to our vegetables growing and us having a great harvest. Stay tuned as we continue our journey. If you’re interested in how we built our garden box click here.
~Turkesha, Mario & Billy