Our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden

Our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden Spring is finally here and I am excited. It is time for us to officially get started on our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden (that is a mouthful). I am looking forward to the day when I can open the curtains to the backyard and see a beautiful backyard full of veggies and greenery. We have a ton of work to get back to that place again. It is a mess. Goals For The Garden Here are my goals for the garden. I need to: 1) protect my son (Zion) from bee stings. Zion has a very …

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Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just about every year. I love having a garden. It gives us an excuse to get off technology and get out side. I have a secret. I like playing in dirt. I love running the dirt through my fingers and breaking up the clumps. I even …

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Garden Play Area

We have a small backyard and I would love for it to be more interesting for the kids. I came across this picture a very long time ago and it is very inspiring for me. With spring quickly approaching (okay, maybe just in my imagination), I thought I would share this idea with you. Take a moment and look at this cute little backyard space. Let me know what you think? Would it work in a 20×20 backyard with limited grass space?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Are you doing a garden this year? We are going to make an effort to do a garden again this year.  It has been hit and miss since the twins were born, but they might just be able to understand it this year (they are turning 3 in May). I thought it would be super fun to do a garden where the kids can participate fully and I don’t care to much if it gets destroyed. At least we’ll start there and see how far we get. Five kids, small backyard, lots of mud… could be fun? One of my …

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Major Changes to the Garden

We discovered a few weeks ago that our son Zion is allergic to bees (Around the Brown House) and we had to rethink our garden. Here are some before pictures. The back row is beans, which are way bigger now, and in front of the beans are a few random tomatoes. The right hand corner is rhubarb, which we have picked down to nothing at least 3 times now. The right hand side is peas that are finally growing. The center section in the rock circle was flowers because it was impossible to weed or pick vegetables in there. Around …

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