My brother and I started gardening with our grandmother as toddlers, and I've been actively involving Little Boo in my gardening from the time he could toddle out into the yard himself. Kids love to watch things grow. And they love to feel helpful and involved. We find this to be a fabulous activity for us to enjoy together.
Today being Earth Day I wanted to do a small project with Little Boo to mark the occasion. So last week we went to the dollar store and he helped me pick out peat pots, a bag of soil, and some seeds. I think this was a total of $3 plus tax. Cheap fun!
I put the peat pots into an old cake pan to keep them from leaking all over the house. Little Boo used my old trowel to fill the pots. (He has his own gardening tools, but I'll be damned if I could find them in the shed today.)
Golden wax beans. He said they looked like they had chocolate on them. And, on the topic of Earth Day, do these seed packets really need to be so big??
We'll do some more seeds later and will be planting a variety of veggies from the garden centre once the weather warms and I get the beds in shape. For now Little Boo is keeping busy with creatively displaying his rock collection:
Did you do anything to mark Earth Day today? I'd love to hear about it!!