In the garden: April update


Did you hear that?  The collective sigh of happiness from those of us finally getting to experience Spring?  Or maybe the whoops of excitement from a certain mama who was practically turning joyous cartwheels after the last snowflake melted? At last!  (My apologies to those of you who just received another fresh batch of the white stuff while I’m gloating about our weather).

It is still very quiet around here, but if one looks closely signs of warmer days and green, growing things are there.

Our family is excited to garden this year.  This will be the first spring in quite some time when I haven’t been pregnant or had a brand new baby, so I’m especially eager to get out there and see what we can do with this little back yard space of ours.


April in the Garden

The children and Christopher planted many tomato seeds last weekend and a few have started to peek above the soil.  It will be fun to watch them grow and change in the coming weeks and hopefully we will have enough healthy, stout plants to transfer to our raised bed garden in the backyard.


The kids have plans for pizza and I’d love to make 2013 the year I actually learn how to can our own sauces, so there is a lot of hope riding on those little tomato seeds.


The June bearing strawberries are showing signs of life and are nudging us for some attention.  I don’t trust April weather enough to uncover them, but I know there time is almost at hand to give them some proper care after a long season of being blanketed under.


The garden sits, waiting.  Very soon little hands will be holding trowels and digging in.


It has been a long, long wait (nearly six months of winter) but good things are coming!

“Let us, then, be up and doing with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. We put up our first square foot beds this weekend! Now we’re just {impatiently} waiting for the rain to pass so we can get our hands dirt{ier}.
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