Saturday, May 7, 2011

KinderGARDENS 2011

The Inadvertent Farmer is linking a bunch of us who are gardening with kids so that we can learn from each other and share our crazy ideas. Its called KinderGARDENS 2011 the link is to your right on our page. We will try to keep up with a post a week on what Anna and Lilly are doing in the garden.

This year Anna is getting her own square foot garden. Anna's I think will have more flowers and cool looking plants than our garden. She was excited to see the purple pole bean pack I have. She is my bean addict. Lilly is still in the eating dirt phase so I think she will watch the garden more than be in it this year.

Anna got 2 butterfly plants at the cattle congress this weekend for her garden.

This is our second year in this garden low in the ground. I have been growing food since I was a kid. Last year Anna helped with the picking of the beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. She also helped me with the canning of them.
We are also planning a sunflower house. Its where you plant sunflowers in a square about 4x4 or 6x6 and leave room for a door. Then when the flowers are 5 foot tall start training them to a center point that is tied together. This will give Anna and her neighbor friends a place to hide and play.

We are all excited to try the square food gardening and the sunflower house this year.


  1. How fun that your daughter is already learning to can. I had to wait till last year to learn. Can't wait to see how the sunflower house turns out.

  2. we did square foot gardening and it was fantastic :) much bigger harvest, especially if done with succession planting. i can't wait to see the sunflower house. and we can compare notes on how much dirt our toddlers eat LOL

  3. The sunflower house sounds awesome! And how cool that Ana helped with the canning.

  4. We are hoping to can lots this year. And I can't wait to see your sunflower house!

  5. can't wait to see Anna's house! We grew sunflowers last year and LOVED them. We also grew purple beans (thanks to The Author from About a Bug, who mailed us the seeds) - my kiddo had a great time watching them turn green when we cooked them.

  6. Thanks for the sunflower reminder! They are such a treat in summer!