Hello, my name is Blake and I’m nine years old. We are a homeschooling family and I have just started an organic produce business. I named it Roots, Fruits and Shoots. We have been busy planting a garden this spring. It is our first time to use wood mulch. My mom has been posting about it until now. I’ll be posting about the garden now.
We were not sure about the wood mulch at first, but once we saw the weeds flourishing under the mulch we thought our plants might do well. We have been weeding the garden and the roots were big, but most were so easy to pull up. I have only watered the garden once this year. The wood mulch stores the moisture for the plants.
We have quite a lot of things coming up like nasturtium, strawberries, potatoes, blueberries, carrots, and radish. And we also have horseradish and blackberries in our front yard. Our first crop is starting to come in, guess what it is? Strawberries!!! We harvested our first strawberries today!!!
We have a green house where we planted tomatoes and peppers in pots. We will move them out when they have matured and its warm enough. I will be planting beans, corn, zucchini, squash, watermelon, pumpkins, cantaloupe, honey dew, Okra, and cucumbers very soon.
Four years ago we planted blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, grapes, peaches, and pears. They are really starting to flourish and produce lots of fruit now. Especially our blackberries and strawberries.