Sunday, April 22

A Garden for The Boy

I planted part 2 of my garden earlier this week and The Boy was totally into it. He dug the holes, placed the plants, buried the seeds, and even did a little weeding. It was awesome.

However, I am very territorial with my garden and I don't like the share - Ryan tells me this is something I should have learned in Kindergarten but I must have been absent that day... So while browsing through some magazines I found this really cute child's planter box

However, it was $150 and there was no way I was going to spend that much money. With a little sweet talk and batting of my eyes, I convinced Ryan to make one for us. He gathered some old pallets and whipped this little baby up in one afternoon

The Boy loves it, I love it, and The Babe just wants to play in it - which is so not happening.

We went to Ballard's Nursery and let The Boy pick out the plants and seeds he wanted to grow. He picked quite a variety: tomatoes, squash, flowers, corn, beets, lettuce, swiss chard, pumpkins, cucumbers, peas, leeks, and catnip. His favorite purchase was a tub full of worms.

Once everything was planted I made these markers. I used pictures instead of words because The Boy can't read yet and this way he'll know what is growing.

Total cost of this little project was $25 - we just paid for the plants. And worms, of course...


  1. Too funny! You'll have to keep us up to date on how his garden grows.

  2. That is so awesome! I need new planter boxes, so maybe I'll do the same, I have a heck of a time keeping the grass out and the raised bottom would solve that. Way to go Brecken!

  3. I need one of these too! So cute! Ryan is awesome!!