While outside the ground is still covered in snow, the calendar is marching towards Spring. My husband loves to start seeds inside and then transplant them outside once the weather is warm enough, and he’s passed on his love to gardening to the kids.
This year they all went to Home Depot where they each picked out seeds and potting soil, and then came home and planted them. At the moment Daddy is more excited than the kids, but once the seeds start to sprout and push through the dirt everyone gets excited!
This year we planted lots of flowers but we also were able to start some vegetable seeds as well. Since this is our first Spring in our new house we are excited to have space for a good size vegetable garden and Sophie is excited to take the lead on planting it. It’s a tad ironic, because she is my kid who doesn’t like veggies at all so I’m hoping that perhaps she’ll be more open to eating veggies that she has grown from seed. I can hope, anyway!
I took some time and made up a Gardening Journal for kids, which includes the following:
- USDA Zone Map
- Parts of the Flower worksheet
- Plant wish list
- seed starting log
- Places to document growth
- Space for drawing and photos
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