Children’s Garden

My gardening efforts are always a joint endeavor with the children: they helped me get peppers and tomatoes started from seed way back in February, helped dig holes for our fruit trees, held boards and even helped drill holes to build our raised beds–but they’ve been begging me for a garden of their own to take care of, and we finally got one set up.

Each child gets their own square to plant whatever they like:

ablog children's garden 1

We used both starts and seeds—kids love planting starts because they can see something growing in the garden right away.

ablog children's garden 2

They planted cherry tomatoes, broccoli, purple cabbage, bell peppers, and carrots.

ablog children's garden 3

Yep, even the baby got in on the act:

ablog children's garden 4

He couldn’t wait until harvest time to take a bite—of the root ball.

ablog children's garden 5

The work is done—time to admire our accomplishments!

ablog children's garden 6

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5 Responses to Children’s Garden

  1. maryanne says:

    How fun!

    What is the purpose of the arches over the raised garden in the background?

    • thegardener says:

      The arches allow me to turn the garden into a mini greenhouse (by covering them with sheet plastic) to extend the growing season. Although it didn’t work as well as I had hoped it would this spring…

  2. Eating the root ball! That’s a classic. :) Love how they each have their own space… it will be another great insight into their budding personalities to see the results of their labour!

  3. becca says:

    They look so happy!

  4. De'Etta says:

    Great photos and even better memories. Well done.

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