Tomatoes, peppers, and cumbers. Summer squash, okra, and green beans. Summer is my favorite time of the year . . . to eat! I absolutely love perusing the farmer’s markets for the freshest of veggies to grill, can, and freeze! I wish I had the space to grow it all myself!
Oh, the flowers. The spring flowers have long withered away, now it’s time for gorgeous sunflowers, dahlias, and gladiolas!
Gardening also presents plenty of learning opportunities! Science, math, geography . . . it’s all in there!
Many of our Schoolhouse Crew members spend much of the summer weeding and harvesting. And this week they will share with you what is growing in their Summer Gardens.
Come take a peek at what the Crew is growing this summer!
Are you growing a garden? We would love for you to share your treasures with us in the comments below!
Kym T. @ Homeschool Coffee Break — Gardening Without a Green Thumb
“I do not have a green thumb. I don’t like gardening. I know lots of people who love it, and gardening is something that gives them joy and is a favorite pastime. Not me. I actually dread it most of the time. Ironically, my hubby is a grower – that’s his profession.”
Lori S. @ Special Connection Homeschool — Garden Fresh Food
“I think gardening is a great hands on lesson that teaches lots of skills and covers lots of subjects. Watching a plant grow from a seed can teach a child many things (including patience) and really give them a sense of where the food they eat comes from.”
Michele P. @ Family, Faith, and Fridays — Garden Success–Kind of!
” If you earn your living farming or feed your family only on your garden you may want to turn your head or at least -please do not chuckle too loudly!”
“My son ran ahead of me with the dogs and his bucket for berries, then stopped to ask if we could go see Pappy’s pears. “
“With each year that I plant, I have learned things both through reading as well as trial and error.”
“So I make due by growing a few things in containers on my deck — mostly herbs, a few flowers and some tomatoes and peppers. It makes me feel like I’m trying, you know?”
Thanks for stopping by this week’s Blog Cruise. We hope you have enjoyed getting a peek at our Summer Gardens! Join us next week when we share some tips for Beating the Summer Heat!