Planting Peas

After two weeks of hosting volunteer groups with several very cold days, it felt great to get out and work in the soil and soak in the sunshine.  The children and I planted both shell and snap peas, carrots, beets, and radishes.

This is our second season of gardening with woodchips.  First we pulled back the woodchips to expose the dirt.  The soil was improved from last year, darker and richer.

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Two of the children discovered an earthworm to observe.

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We planted the pea seeds six across each foot-and-a-quarter section.

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Then we pulled the woodchips back over the seeds.

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Our third child captured our daughter and I planting carrot seeds together.

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In the midst of planting, our daughter discovered in the ditch what I think are frog eggs.

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How’s that for hands-on learning?!

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