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Every spring time I start to get the itch to get outside, spend time with my family and grow something. This year I’ve been plotting and planning for months and we are so excited to grow pumpkins, strawberries, and tomatoes.
When I am growing all these fruits and veggies I’m not just growing food. I’m also growing memories with my family.
We spend uninterrupted quality time picking out what to grow…
(I had no idea there were so many types of pumpkins!) and endless hours tending to our garden. It’s a labor of love and it is memories my children will remember forever.
Because we dedicate so much to growing and nurturing our garden we have a few simple tips that we use each year to ensure our growing efforts are a success.
- Plant early. We don’t have to worry about frost around here so that is not a concern. We plant early to get the largest growing time possible. This makes for really big pumpkins.
- Research how much to water. Too much or too little can both hurt your plants.
- Weed regularly. Don’t let the weeds get all the water or sunlight.
- Assign everyone a task. Little ones can water and older ones can weed. Have weekly meetings about progress and goals.
I know that everyone has a different reason for why they grow. I grow for the family memories.