Gardening with a toddler
My garden is off to a stunning start…being that it’s not even May 15 and I’ve got most things planted. I’m not sure whether it’s global warming at work or just an extra warm series of summers. But normally we don’t plant till Memorial Day weekend.
Then he loses interest after about 2 minutes and wanders off brandishing either the barbecue tongs or the pooper scooper over his head like a weapon of mass destruction. And I finish the basket or container before returns to help drown water more seedlings.
In the end, I love gardening with him. He’s fun to shop for flowers with…and I can’t wait to watch him watching them grow, while I chase after him to keep him from picking them all.
So far this year, he’s helped me to plant
- A guacamole basket (cilantro)
- A pesto basket (basil)
- A mojito basket (mint)
- 9 dahlias
- Countless wildflowers
- Countless sunflowers
Today we will plant some bachelor buttons and pansies in his very own flower box so we can watch them grow together. Gardening with a toddler may not always go as planned (as in, at all), but it’s sure worth the extra fun. I can’t recommend it enough.