After the Texas drought last summer and we lost our beautiful garden, many thoughts ran through my head.
There is NO way I am going to start all over again.
It's too exhausting to dig up the thriving weeds.
What if we have another drought?
We can just support the Farmers Markets.
It was decided and I moved on.
Except...then I noticed my husband googling "how to plant fruit trees" and the boys having conversations about what fruits and veggies they wanted to plant this year.
And when I mentioned to all of them that it was going to take a lot of work to get the garden back in shape, they looked at me with the same confused expression, "Yeh, so?" as it just never crossed their mind that we wouldn't do it. I have to admit this made me a little giddy inside and was just the motivation I needed to pick up my shovel.
Interested in making a fruit and veggie garden a part of your kids' life too? You don't have to be an expert (believe me, I am not!) nor do you have to plant so much that you're self-sustainable.
A couple guidelines:
1) Start small so you don't get overwhelmed. A couple seeds, some dirt, a paper cup. A planter. A windowsill. A tiny corner of the yard. Whatever you've got.
2) Have fun.
And check out the gardening tools for small hands, like the tote below, at For Small Hands
Send me pictures of your kiddos and their garden and I'll put them up in a future post!
Happy Planting xo