Vi har nu ryddet to bede og i dag fik Uglemor endelig købt noget mere såjord, så nu skal der altså plantes ud. De små - eller nok ikke længere så små - planter skriger efter bedre plads.
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Last year MotherOwl, and the garden still suffered from lack of energy. The beds were weeded in March, vegetables planted and then nothing more happened. Our strawberries were almost swallowed by grass and bindweed strangled the rest. We are hoping for a better year this year.
We already cleaned two beds - the ones with grass and strawberries. The strawberries wetre moved - too late I know - but a few strawberries are way better than none. The lessons for the Owlets were: Distinguish grass from bindweed, only looking at the roots as the bindweeds are still dormant. We filled between 12 and 14 buckets from each bed, the chickens were happy helpers when it came to emptying the buckets.
Today MotherOwl bought home some planting soil. Tomorrows lesson is going to be that small plants grow bigger and will be in need of a new home with more soil (something to eat), more water (to drink) and more space (to grow even bigger). We'll look at the roots and hope for happier seedlings.
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Homeschool lesson for tomorrow will be repotting of small plants. They really need it. We'll probably snap a few pictures, which MotherOwl will print out. They'll be glued into our books, and a description added.
When we sowed the seeds we made a competition, who can guess what'll be the first seed to germinate. The Writer won with watermelon. Maybe we'll make a new one tomorrow. Which plant will carry the first ripe fruit?