This year we seem to have a couple of avid mini-gardeners on our hands so we decided to step up our gardening game a bit from years past in hopes of cultivating a love of growing things. We've got a nice row of lettuce going, and last week we planted beets, beans, tomatoes, squash and pumpkins along with some herbs, sunflowers, and nastursiums. Retta planted my spinach seeds somewhere too, but time will tell where they ended up. She dumped out the bag of seeds while I had my back turned....and she's been digging in the dirt trying to copy what she sees us doing, but the problem is she's digging up our seeds we've already planted. So, it will be a bit of a miracle if anything actually grows in our garden, but we're trying! Now we just have to practice the garden's greatest lesson, patience, while we wait to see what grows.
|Preparing the soil|
|The littlest "helper"...wearing Mommy's hat|
|Drawing some rainclouds in hopes of a good watering for the garden|
|Rowan's herb garden...I love that she wrote all the labels for our plants this year--so cute to see her 4-year old writing.|
|Retta likes to sneak behind the trellis|
|Caught in the act|
|Miss Rumphius has been here|