Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Garden Adventure Begins

I have toyed with the idea of allowing each of the kids to have their own garden space this year. I asked each of them what they would be interested in growing. Here is the reply:

K (age 6):
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Peppers
Peas
Corn
Green beans
Tomatoes

Me: Okay!

M (age 4):
Watermelon
Marshmallows
Carrots
Cereal
Juice

Me: Hum...getting more creative here...still doable though...I think he'll be disappointed ;)

G (age 2):
Marshmallows
Marshmallows
Marshmallows

Me: All smiles :D

I did place an order for my seeds already (probably post more on that later), but I guess I'll have to order the marshmallow and cereal seeds separately--lol. I wonder what type of cereal we should grow...oats, millet, amaranth...what grows best in small spaces? I bet he'd like the elephant head amaranth :P

What is your family growing this year? Do you give your kiddos their own space? Do you have any creative layout ideas?

2 comments:

Steph B. said...

we are still looking into what to grow I am looking at the seed catalog now. I am not sure about the kids having their own yet. I will think on that one

Day by Day said...

Our son 5 years old was put in charge of growing corn, sunflowers, and cantaloupe. Since then, the kiddo's have tried to plant anything in the yard that has a seeds: apples, oranges, etc... So we'll see what we have growing there soon. :)
This year my son read a book on how to grow a peanut plant to make peanut butter. Loves peanut butter! So we got raw peanut seeds and we'll have a go at that, too.