My 5-year-old son Kyle loves to hang with me while I’m doing gardening stuff. I’m not really much of a guy in most other ways – no ability to fix stuff, no idea what to do with a car when the hood is open, no understanding of tools – but it’s nice for us to work outside together.
This year, Kyle wanted his own garden and we decided to get some seeds going for him in a large pot on the deck, right next to the peas I’ve got in an earthbox and some new strawberries in a pot.
He wanted beans, lettuce and carrots. We put em all in! Could be tight, but we’ll finish off the lettuce (which is a mix) before July and let one or two of the bush bean (provider) plants go through the season. We’ll see how the carrots (flakee) do.
He picked out everything himself and he knows he’s in charge. Watering, weeding, de-pesting, cursing, shouting at the weather, etc. is all up to him with this!