Getting it all ready and placed in just the right spot.
Mixing, mixing, and more mixing.
Addy took a break and found a seat just her size. :-)
And more mixing! Clayton loved this part.
Off to the garden center to choose our plants and seeds.
Can't wait to put the seeds in the ground!
The three boxes, looking out from the back door.
We planted tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, sunflowers (Clayton's request), cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Yes, that's dirt on her mouth. Everything still goes in there. :-)
So willing to help. :-)
And playing in the water was a lot of fun too!
Clayton took his watering job very seriously. He nearly drowned all the tomato and pepper plants. :-)
The next morning . . .
There was one more square that Aaron left for the kids. Clayton wanted to plant sunflowers (thanks to a Winnie the Pooh book we had recently read), so he's proudly holding the seeds.
Planting the sunflower seeds.
That afternoon while eating Popsicles, they went to check on their sunflowers and couldn't understand why they weren't up yet.
Addy brought me several markers; so much for knowing what varieties are planted where. :-)
A celebratory hug! It's growing!!
One day they took juice drinks outside. I looked up and saw this. Clayton knew to sit on the very edge of the box. Addy, however, sat right on top of the lettuce! You can see how her legs are sticking straight out. :-) The funny thing was, I forgot to tell Aaron. He came in and said, "Something's been getting in the garden - the lettuce is all smashed down!" :-)
The crazy rabbits did get the green beans, so Aaron rigged up this to keep them out.
Hooray - it looks promising!!
All 3 boxes again. For some reason, the rabbits only liked that first box, although we have green beans in all 3. Hopefully they will stay away for good!