Sowing Spring Seeds

It’s that time of year.  Time to get the hands dirty and do some gardening.  Our shipment from Westcoast Seeds arrived last month, as well as our Mason bees.  The bees are still currently hibernating in our fridge.  Mason Bees are amazing pollinators and are the least likely to sting you.  Male Mason bees do not even have a stinger.  Check back later on in the season for more in-depth bee information and updates.

The Bees

The kids just can’t wait to let them out but we have to wait until there are blooms for them to pollinate.  We are studying our Mason Bee life cycle regularily.  Hurry up sunshine & blooms, we have bees to release.

Westcoast Seeds is a great place to buy your seeds. West Coast Seeds specialize in certified organic, non GMO, open pollinated, and heirloom seeds for organic growing. There are over 500 varieties of untreated seeds to choose from.

We have planted some seeds and they are already starting to sprout.

Teddy Bear Sunflower: Jackson's pick

Velvet Queen Sunflower: Easton's pick

Gold Gem Marigolds: Mom's pick- they smell like lemon

Jackson's starting to sprout



Everyone is getting quite excited.  We have a lot more seeds to plant but we are in need of more dirt.  I really wish that we had more of a garden, as I would love to have a lot of fresh vegetables to pick.  There are so many varieties to choose from that sounded so yummy.  Jackson has yellow organic non-gmo carrot seeds & both the kids and the Man have a whack of tomatoes to grow.  We are also going to  try our hand at broccoli, Easty’s favourite vegetable.  Although, it has been determined that Easton’s are growing faster than Jackson’s, we all know that it is not a race.  The only ones that have been taking a longtime are my Gold Gem Marigold’s.

Only a few sprouts.

The kids are really excited about growing seeds.  We have done the bean in a plastic bag, but decided to take it one step further this year.  I usually plant seeds with the residents at the care facility, but I have to admit, it’s been so much fun to have the little monkey mitts helping me.  I am hoping that this will discourage a certain 3 year old going on 4 from picking the flowers as they bloom.

Have you ever grown seeds as a child? Do you have memories of gardening with your family?  What do you plant every year?  Do you plant flowers, fruits, vegetables, or herbs?  What are your gardening green thumb secrets?

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