One of the things Rob and I love the most about the home we live in is the low-maintenance yard. You know what doesn't come with low-maintenance yards? Garden space. Truthfully, I'm okay with that. I am A-OK with planting things once a year in some pots, watching them struggle through the summer, then saying good-bye to them in the Fall. It works for me.
Anywhoodle, to appease, I mean, meet the educational needs of my kids, I agreed to get a germinating box and some seeds so we could start growing our own flowers and vegetables. I let them pick out the seeds we would use. They chose Johnny Jump Ups, Violas, Zucchini and Green Beans.
Here my children show off our high-end gardening tools, also known as butter knives.
After just a few weeks of diligent watering and attentive care, here is what we've grown:
Aren't these the most impressive zucchini you've ever seen?
Yeah, I'm totally lying. I just bought these potted plants the same day I bought the seeds (yesterday) and was planning to spend the day re-potting them in our hanging baskets for the front porch. But it's a little overcast and cold today so we decided to wait.
It's probably for the best, as I'm sure as soon as I try to re-pot these flowers, they will suffer a long, agonizing descent into death. I'm not able to give my kids the year-long garden and flowers they want, but they certainly get a great education into the Life Cycle of Plants.