Wednesday, June 3, 2009

See How Our Garden Grows!

Back in April, I found some great gardening ideas on two of my favorite blogs, Simple Mom and Joy the Baker. I posted a feature about how rewarding it can be to garden with your kids.

First of all, I must admit I do NOT have a green thumb or much success with really any outdoor projects. However, once my children saw that America’s first family was putting in a garden… we had to try to plant something.

Above is a photo of Michelle Obama with an army of school children putting in a garden at the White House. Below is my first lady with her “pizza planter”! Click here to see how we made it.

We have managed to keep our plants alive for a few weeks and have already cooked with our basil! It has been fun for my daughter to be able to go outside to her planter and cut fresh herbs for dinner.

My daughter became very excited about our gardening project and decided she would try her hand at growing some actual crops. She sprinkled a whole envelope of cucumber seeds behind our garage. My youngest son thinks the cucumbers may overtake our yard and become as tall as Jack's beanstalk by the end of the summer. We will keep you posted.

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