Gardening with little ones does not mean things are accomplished quickly, but it does mean that if you go slowly and take your time then you get to savor every step while they get to learn by watching and participating.
These are my two favorite gardeners, Ivy and Leo
Mommy (my daughter) wanted to buy a few things. First she wanted a special grape vine for the back yard. The kids love the big wagons, so searching for the right plant isn’t a problem for them!
They also found some small pumpkin plants to grow. Mommy said that they would get very big!
Later everybody went to one of their extra gardens to do a bit of work. This particular garden has raised beds and is in the yard of a church. They planted there last year too. This time Mommy brought different kinds of potatoes to plant.
Things are starting to grow quickly. That’s fun for everybody to watch. Mommy says the pumpkins were getting powdery mildew but she is working to fix that. Since becoming a gardener, Ivy has started to love cherry tomatoes. Hurray!
Below you see Daddy (who did major construction work on the backyard) and big brother who both seem to enjoy the eating part of the project!
Thanks to the guest photographer, the kids’ proud grandfather.
PS: This photo shows the water collection system from the eaves troughs (gutters) – which runs rainwater through special areas in the raised beds.