Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Boy and His Garden

Shortly after Phoenix Home and Garden visited our home we got to work on a garden bed just for Justin. We began small to make sure that he could tend it on his own (which he almost, sort of does). He chose the plants that he most desired: corn, watermelon, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Justin's corn harvest. One ear had only one piece of corn on it. Oh well.
He planted with the help of Ryan, he waters with the help of Ryan, but he mostly harvests all on his own (with Tyler occasionally stealing cherry tomatoes straight from the garden). He is always so proud when he gets to eat his own vegetables. It gives him a good sense of pride and a healthy self esteem. Yay for gardening with kids!

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