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...