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Post  bwaynef on 6/1/2016, 9:34 am

After having a couple 4x4s lay fallow for a few years, I bothered to get some peppers, tomatoes, squash/zuke, and a cantaloupe and get them planted recently.  My family's grown to 4 kids, and the three youngest were interested in what was going on in the garden ...so I went to my long-since-bothered-with seed stash in the garage fridge and cleared the table.  I had a few spare squares so I made a plan.  I've likely over-planted, but the kids were pretty eager.  For the most part, I planted plants that grow up (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, and bush beans) on the outside squares and the ones that grow everywhere (cucurbits, zukes, cantaloupe, watermelon) on the inside squares with the thinking that I'll let them run under the tall plants and out into the yard if necessary.  I also planted some carrots, radishes on the outside, but they SHOULD be out before the cucurbits really take off.

I didn't spend as much time planning this as I probably should have, but 3 of 4 kids were interested so it was a good way to spend a few hours of family time.

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Post  sanderson on 6/1/2016, 4:20 pm

Wayne, Good to see you. You are a great parent to seize the moment when the kids were interested.

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Post  Kelejan on 6/1/2016, 8:17 pm

"Carpe Diem".  I think it means Seize the Day. It is the motto of our local High School.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/1/2016, 8:47 pm

Plan looks good and tasty! Your kids will love it! Your turnips might come on fast, but you may want to put in sone mild radishes (white icicle, sparkler) to keep the interest for a quick payoff? You can put 4 in the corners of your peppers. Smile

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Post  bwaynef on 6/15/2016, 11:04 am

Well, some things didn't come up.  My dog keeps burying her bone in a couple spots on my sfg too which prevented other things from coming up, but I think she and I have come to an agreement.  Looks like I might be able to replant those spots now.  I'll let you know how it goes.  

(Also, amazon cloud doesn't seem to be a great photo host.  I'll have to look into that.)

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