We are so excited about our new raised garden bed! We now have double the space and much less back breaking now that it’s raised. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of gardening (or spiders) but I do love the results and convenience of growing some of our own food. We originally started out with a small salsa and herb garden and slowing started to add a few things here and there. It didn’t take long for us to outgrow our previous garden space.
My helper was so excited to get started. His demands were strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and chocolate! I didn’t want to break his big heart on the later request, so we picked up some zucchini and went with it. I’ll break the news to him later.
We also picked up some of our favorite herbs and veggies that we use on a regular basis: Rosemary, Thyme, Cilantro, Oregano, Basil, Chives, Spaghetti Squash, Tomatoes, and Death Row (every pepper you can imagine)! Oh, and a Blueberry plant.
Of course, the first thing that was planted and watered was the “chocolate” (zucchini), strawberries and watermelon.
After nap we continued the planting festivities! Grandma sent him a set of “real” gardening tools for his birthday that included a shovel, a garden and lawn rake and a hoe, so he was so super excited to open them up and use them. The shovel is his favorite so I had him working on digging a hole for the blueberry plant for about 20 minutes. Now we have little holes dug up all around the backyard. My POV, whatever entertains him for 20 minutes at a time is well worth it! Dig away my little friend!
Next was the Salsa Garden for Daddy where he got to use the shovel and garden rake.
And lastly, the herb garden for Mommy (well, and Daddy too).
Even though it took way longer to plant the garden with a small child, 3 days to be exact, it was well worth it! It was 3 days of entertainment, fresh air and a new found love for the kiddo. He’s always looking over there to see if anything has grown and really enjoys caring for them. I’m glad someone in the family has a green thumb!