One of my projects this year is to feed my kids’ sense of wonder. Once again, we are growing seeds, with the hopes of having flowers and a vegetable garden. We made mistakes last year, and everything died, so we are adjusting our approach accordingly.

That’s another thing I want to focus on: Making mistakes and moving on. A particularly hard lesson for my daughter. She’s a lot like her mother that way.

So we are working on a small crop:

  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Sunflowers
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Catnip (an attempt to bribe the cats into leaving the garden alone)
  • A windowsill herb garden with basil, chives, parsley, dill, rosemary, and thyme

Plus some flowers for the porch, which gets no sun and is therefore hard to green up.

We also have a dwarf cherry tree, which I bought for R for Valentine’s day. It’s doing lovely – even starting to flower.

These plants give my daughter something to look forward to each morning. Something to care for, and about. And give her some insight into the circle of life. If we can get dinner out of it, too, I’ll be happy.



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