It’s the second Saturday in March and outside we have a number of feet of snow. What a great year to move to Chicagoland… Monkey’s cabin fever is multiplying by the day and last night she started to cry when we pulled into the driveway after we popped out to pick up dinner!
During a trip to Target (she was SO happy to be out of the house) we found some Buzzy Seed Kits, Monkey really wanted a large strawberry one, but I thought that a bit too ambitious. I picked a basil greenhouse kit, poppy and daisy kits, and a strawberry kit. Figured it would keep the toddler busy for five minutes and it did!
Monkey has become very interested in doing things that we do. She has seen us in the garden (maybe she remembers, maybe she doesn’t) and has “helped” (ie picked tomatoes and eaten them off the vine).
We used plastic bowls for water and to re-hydrate the potting soil.
Then Monkey scraped the dirt into little pots.
She helped to sprinkle the seeds into the pots (there is likely more than the recommended number… oh well) and made a good mess in the process.
Now we just have to wish away the snow so the little seeds can be planted outside (if) when they get big and tall.