We promised each of our children their own garden box. They can plant whatever they want in them. We want them to learn lessons about sowing and harvesting, about growing things and taking care of them.
The boxes are finished, filled and planted. Now we maintain and wait to see what happens.
It amused me when four of the children insisted on their own lavender plant.
My oldest daughter fell in love with some Calla lilies and planted those.
I’ve enjoyed watching them water their gardens while they wait for seeds to germinate. I took over our youngest’s garden box to plant several vegetables. I’m most excited about the tomatoes.
The experiment has begun.