Monday, March 18, 2013
Our Green, Green Garden
I took a little trip down memory lane and Addison and I read a book from one of my favorite childhood series, Mercer Mayer's A Green, Green Garden. Remember "little critter"? I still love those books just as much as when I was a child and this one was just the thing to get our little garden going. Next, we mapped out our garden plans. Addison drew her little garden and I drew the plans for our real garden. It reminded me of Mr. MacGregor's garden in A Tale of Peter Rabbit. (Sigh) If only my garden could ever look like that one, I would gladly accept a hungry rabbit or two.
Ryan and I had previously taken the measurements for our garden expansion and so I was able to determine how much we had room for and how much space each plant would need. I purchased the seeds for the plants we needed to start indoors, we decided on sweet peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. The remaining seeds will be directly sowed in the garden when it's warm enough.
Addison decided which seeds she wanted to plant, she went with tomatoes and peppers (her favorites to eat of course) and we got to work planting. I was amazed at how careful and focused she was with her little plastic shovel, scooping dirt into the little paper pots and "tucking in" her seeds into the soil. We placed little Disney-themed tags in each pot, watered them and placed them on the window sill. Each day since, she asks to check on them and I can't wait for the day when she gets to see something sprout. That will be something pretty magical for her.