You guys! It has been the rainiest season in Seattle in the history of ever (literally) but the sun is out today. And – of course – it’s making me want to plant all the things.
If you’re feeling me, here’s a post we did a few summers ago on one of the coolest kinds of gardens out there; the kids’ garden. Enjoy and happy planting!
- Dana of MADE recently converted her kids’ sandbox into a vegetable garden, which is a great idea if you’ve got an old box laying around. Even if you don’t, her post is a great introduction to setting up a raised planter bed garden.
- How sweet are Rachelle’s little girls raking out their very own garden in their swimsuits? This is a wonderful post on how to use a small patch of dirt to grow not just some veggies, but a couple of pint-sized landscape architects too.
- For tips on creating a completely natural garden (no plywood or bricks required), check out this kids’ organic garden which was dug out of the ground and trimmed with boxwoods. There are even some extra cute homemade plant markers.
- This “snacking garden” is proof that you don’t need a backyard to cultivate something special for your little one.
The latter is a Native American method of planting that seems perfectly suited for kids. Also, my friend Mariah just posted these super cool wooden crate theme gardens (hooray for eleventh-hour additions!).
And don’t forget, even if you have no outdoor space at all, there are lots of community garden co-ops around. Just up the street from us there’s a church where our family can rent a raised bed planter for the summer. Just $35 gets us the soil and all the water we need.
Do any of you have a particularly green thumb? Any tips you’d like to share with us newbies?
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