Apr 26, 2010
kinderGARDENS - Week 2 - Sharing Plans
Sorry for the delay, this should have been posted on Friday but we had a hectic weekend!
So the kids have decided on a project...(drumroll)...and it is:
A Green Roof and Container Garden!
My self-imposed rules are that they need to use materials from our stash (seeds, scrap lumber, etc - there's plenty of that!), and that if they needed to use tools they had to ask Mommy or Daddy, otherwise I am leaving the plant selection, care and design up to them. I was really impressed that they came up with an additional bonus, they are solving a problem I already had - their "fort"/playset had a tarp roof that was destroyed by a random tropical storm or nor'easter last fall, and I had yet to replace it due to the cost and having to measure the darn thing, but yet they needed shade for the hot summer to come. Why didn't I think of that? LOL...
Here's the photos from Week 2:
Above is the playset/fort that needs help! The kids are going to grow a "green roof" for it. On the top left side of the fort is a planter box constructed by them (via help from hubby with power tools!) and hung where they can plant and reach it to water. The also envision a "counter" on one side of the sandbox where they can have a kids' "Farmer's Market". Does that mean they are going to charge me for vegetables grown in my own yard? What a scam!
Lochlann really wanted a raised bed that I couldn't dictate what got planted where, so he smartly asked Daddy (the non-OCD parent!) to help him build it with scrap lumber.
He even wrote their names so each one of the boys "gets a side". Remember those days with your siblings? Don't cross this line!...
The next update will be on seed selection and planting the boxes! To all the kids out there in the garden, have a great garden day and get good 'n dirty! You are helping OCD moms like myself everywhere loosen up and learn to enjoy life's little moments!