My girls absolutely LOVE to help in the garden and they are able to help with each every step - the weeding, the planting, the watering and more weeding! All of this includes getting their hands deep in the dirt and that always equals lots of fun for them! Here is the start of our gardening adventure this year!
|Giant piece of mud - it needed to be moved!|
My little girl planting:
|Mixing the Dirt|
|Patting the Plant!|
And my big girl planting:
WATERINGI think watering is one of Autumn's favorite parts. She doesn't mind one bit when her dad turns the hose on her when the plants are done being watered!
Amelia is doing an important job of holding the hose!
AND MORE WEEDING
Here the girls are helping spray for weeds that have popped back up with massive amount of rains we have gotten recently. The thing I love about this spray is that it is not at ALL harmful to the children so they can play in the yard as soon as it's been sprayed or even hold the nozzle and do the spraying themselves. My husband uses a home made mixture that works amazingly well on all types of weeds!
1 gallon distilled vinegar
1 cup Epsom salt
2 tbsp Dawn liquid dish soap
Now, the only thing left for the gardening is the best part - getting to eat some of those fresh tomatoes right off the vine once they grow!
And we have some gardening books to help the girls learn more about seeds, plants and gardening.
Do your children help in the garden? What's their favorite part? Do you have any favorite gardening books that should be added to this collection? Please let me know - we're always looking for more books!
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