>> Friday, May 21, 2010
We planted a smallish garden about a month ago. My kids love it! They loved digging up the dirt and playing with the worms and my daughter did a great job pulling up the weeds and placing the brick border. At five, my daughter is into helping with every little step, my son, at three, is more interested in just playing with the worms and transporting the bricks!
We planted a bunch of tomatoes, my favorite! We also planted summer squash and zucchini. My daughter planted a "runaway squash seed" she got from a friend and everything is doing really well so far. My husband planted a ton of spicy peppers (his favorite) from seeds and they are still small but coming along.
The problem we have so far is that something keeps eating all my summer squash and zucchini blossoms. Last year I thought it was the deer but it could be the bunnies, armadillo, or squirrels. We have a wildlife park back there. I have even seen a wild turkey in my yard!
We also have blueberries we planted last year. The blueberries are looking great though still green. We have strawberries came back from the ones we planted last year too but they are consistently small and an animal or my daughter always get them before I get a bite!
I love gardening even though ours is tiny!
Here is another fun post about gardening with kids that I found over at Woven by Words.
You might also like to read Enjoying Ponds and Creeks with my Kids.