The girls and I finally gathered an afternoon for some planting, including the blueberry bushes that have been sitting on my steps (and somehow survived!) for 3 weeks now. This year we split our 3' x 6' raised bed evenly to give each of us 6 square feet. I took the back row and added climbing supports for first peas and then tomato/cucumber/squash vines, and each girl gets a block of six to plant whatever they want.
We planted half and will finish this week.
I remembered that, in my childhood, the youngest one got to plant the peas, because the seeds are big enough for wee fingers to handle. I introduced the idea to Reuben, and he caught right on, grabbing the seed packet and poking seed after seed (often several in a hole!) into the finger holes I made along the fencing.
Then (and before) he totally wrecked havoc. He's getting very very good at that.
We started making markers, but I could only find a couple of wooden sticks to use.Luckily, today was the first day of our area's Salvation Army Fabric and Craft Sale* (oh, my, the goodness!) and I picked up a packet.*More to share on that later, including a celebrity sighting (her vintage fabric finds from the Pittsburgh sale here and the photo of the opening line here got me especially excited for ours). I babbled like a crazy woman :). A crazy woman with a baby on my back and arms overflowing with vintage and new goodness. So pretty much we were best friends on sight (aka she was very nice to me. And is so pretty in person).