Last Summer we planted and had a shockingly successful garden. We had never done any gardening before, are notorious plant and fish killers (RIP little Tomatoe and Basil) and weren’t sure where to start. This summer we have our footing a little bit more and are making slightly bigger plans… and crossing all our finger and toes that we don’t get more snow!
Last Saturday I planted some seeds in egg cartons. I lacked faith that they would sprout and held onto all my extra seeds so that I could sow them into the ground in a few weeks time and hope that they would work, because surely my little inside sprouts wouldn’t. Well, I was wrong.
They have taken off! And have been a perfect project for my little garden fairy helper. She helps me water, and talks to the “tiny tiny sprouts!” so far she has been gentle and hasn’t destroyed any of them. She also has her own egg carton with just dirt so she can dig and transfer dirt from “tiny tiny containers!” to the next. This has been the perfect foray into toddler gardening!
Charlie has a garden box ready for her and she has asked to plant “strawbies!” and “matos!” so we will see how that goes. Gardening together has been a joy so far and I am so excited that she “gets it” here is the plan process in her words.
“first we dig it. Then it waters and grows bigger, bigger, bigger and BIGGER TILL WE EAT IT!” I am so excited to have a little one who knows where food comes from.