It’s springtime and do you know what that means? It means sunshine, more time to spend playing and exploring outside AND it means planting your garden.
I have come to realize that the only way that I can get my kids excited about vegetables is to plant them and let them eat directly from the garden.
Today was the day, it wasn’t too cold out and there was a break in the rain and my kids needed something to do that was outside. I grabbed the biggest bowl I had and unloaded 3 dozen eggs into it, with the help from Mr. H. Thankfully, he did not break any (win one for mom). So now, I had 3 egg cartons. I had the kids spoon some dirt in them.
Then I let them pick out what they wanted to plant. I had spinach, lettuce, carrots, green onions, peas and yellow squash on hand from last year. And SURPRISE they wanted to plant everything I had. Awesome!
So I made a little hole for them to plant their seedlings in and they went to town. Miss. K is the only one pictured as Mr. H is super fast and I was too busy trying to keep him entertained and he is not wanting his picture taken at the moment and I am trying to respect that.
Since this was a last minute thing I did not have any cute or fancy labels, so I just wrote on the side of the egg carton. If you are like me, last minute ideas usually happen all the time. Maybe in the near future I will make some cute and fancy tags for our seedlings but for now this will work.
They had fun and they got a little dirty and it took all by 10 minutes to do. Now all we have to do is sit back, water and watch our seedlings grow into food and then maybe, just maybe my kids will want to eat them.