Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ava's First Garden

Well, if spring refuses to arrive willingly, then I will just have to force it. Again, 19 degrees here last night, I mean REALLY. I can't take it anymore. I decided that today would be the day Ava and I bought some seeds and started our first little garden together. It will just have to be indoors for now. I didn't even pay attention to the instructions to "sow seeds 8 weeks before the last threat of frost", I just planted them and we will water them every day with Ava's little elephant watering can and see what we can grow. I mean are we ever really out of the threat of frost here?!? The growing season is so short here in Maine, these little plants will need a head start if they are going to make it from seed.
Watermelon and pumpkin- both "Hercules" and mini pumpkins were on our planting list, along with some flowers I have been wanting to add to my assortment outside. I hope it works, I am looking forward to spending the summer with Ava, caring for and checking in on her watermelons and pumpkins.
So for about $12, we had a fun morning, planting, learning about taking care of things, nurturing, feeding, watering and oh yeah-patience. We will see how far little Ava can make it-the first seedlings should appear in 7-10 days. Eternity to a 16 month old!

1 comment:

Katie said...

I'll be over for some watermelon when it comes in! :)