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I have always wanted to have a little garden, but since we currently live in a rental house that hasn’t really been an option. So this year I decided, it’s happening–I don’t care what I have to do. I wanted to make it easy because one, I will be 9 months pregnant and have a newborn so I needed something low maintenance. And two, of course I had to make it kid friendly so y’all could involve your littles in the experience! And I can just sit here envious and garden with my husband until Blake gets here, then I’ll be busy getting all the snuggles I can get! Let me tell you, I love my husband but gardening with him is not nearly as fun as with a little. Ha!
So here’s what I did! First, I hit Walmart because I like to keep things cheap. I found a little container to plant in, but big enough for our veggies to grow and have room to grow!
Here’s the full list of supplies I grabbed:
-Container for planting
-Paint Stir Sticks
Once you have the supplies, you’re ready to rock and roll. First things first, you’re going to want to drill wholes in the bottom of your gardening container so that there is a spot for water to drain. Then pour your potting soil in and get to planting those seeds! (Make sure you follow the instructions on the back of your seeds packets for the best growing results!)
I saw a fabulous idea using Paint Stir Sticks from Living Well Spending Less, here. So of course–I had to use their fabulous idea for that part! I painted the paint stir sticks the color of the vegetable growing there, so yes I color coded them, I’m that person. Ha! But this is what makes it fun for your kiddos and easier for them to coordinate each plant with that color! Then stick them in the dirt next to where you planted the coordinating seeds!
Here’s what it looked like when I finished:
Now everyone, cross your fingers for me that these are going to grow well, because well let’s be honest having a green thumb is not exactly a specialty I have. But I asked the gardening expert, My Mother, and she said it’s looking good, so now it’s time to wait and water, water, water. And if y’all have any gardening tips don’t be shy, share them in the comments!! This Mama needs all the help she can get.