Monday, April 8, 2013

Little Garden for Little Hands

We had a bit of a "powering down" period last week. With school nearing it's end things have been hectic. I kind of felt like blogger/mommy/student needed a breather. I still feel a bit that way but I think it will be like that until finals week is over. Anyway, the weather was beautiful today! It couldn't have been any more perfect. Windy, sunny, and warm.
Last week Clayton and I took Madi to Lowe's to get some stuff to set up a little herb garden for her. I've been having trouble with her dumping out my flower pots. Which I understand... if I saw a pot full of dirt, my first instinct would be to dump it out! So I thought that maybe letting her put the seeds in the dirt herself would teach her that there IS in fact something in there and we shouldn't dump it out. Or at least that's my thought...

So this morning we did just that. I set up her pots with dirt/mulch/plant food and put them on the table outside. I taught her how to poke a hole in the dirt and sprinkle a pinch of seeds into the hole, then cover it up. She was SO giddy the whole time. She kept saying, "This is MADI'S garden. I love this. I can do it, Mommy!!"
We labled them with wooden clothespins that had writing on them. We planted Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, and Basil. She also loved that her pots were pink and blue :)
I also tilled up some dirt and planted Tomatoes and Cucumbers. It was my first time planting in the actual ground (instead of a raised garden) so I'm not sure how it's going to turn out. If it doesn't turn out right, or the weeds are too much, I'm just going to extend the raised bed out another 4 or 5 feet. We shall see. But for now, we've got lots growing!
Other pictures from today:
Wild hair and a blurry picture but she was giggling so hard!
Here's a video. Just a lot of squealing and giggling.
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