Raising our children to be caring citizens without having to get a pet. Possible?
Recently I’ve been talking about social responsiblity by doing activities that promote sharing, doing activities we find hard or challenging, talking through our failures, perseverance, using imagination.
Last year we started a very small vegetable garden. It all started really well but in the dry climate of Colorado and perhaps the poor soil of my garden we didn’t yield as much as expected.
We had fun, learned lessons and now here we are back in May.
I was reading tasting garden container garden and felt at ease that we’re not the only ones struggling with gardening but persevering still.
This year we decided to move towards more container gardening as we can get a good amount of soil and not rely on the yuk stuff in the ground. We asked lots of questions at our local garden center too so hopefully we are better prepared.
spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers,onions, zucchini, eggplant and carrots. We did put some in the ground. We found some mystery seeds we think are sunflowers from last year so they went in as well.
The boys helped choose the seeds and plants. They helped pot up and water. They’ll be watering all summer- responsibility without the long walks 😉
It’s that time of year. Why not start a small container garden with your little ones?
- Go to your local garden center and check out the childrens section
- Find some great kid friendly tools
- Get some advice about what to plant and where
- Look out for fast growing varieties.
- Strawberries are a great hit- easy to plant and yield a lot.
- You don’t need to spend a lot of money. Choose according to your budget. One container start is very managable.
What better way to spend time outdoors than starting a garden.
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What’s growing in your garden?
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