So far we have strawberries, beans, spinach, basil, lettuce, and tomato plants all sprouting and looking fabulously green.
Moo was particularly excited about our first strawberry.
|Doesn't it look delightful?|
|Very proud of her berry.|
|And the taste test!|
We are also using our plants as another way to ease into homeschooling. Moo is learning the proper tool names for the gadgets in my gardening pouch and has a set of her own. We are also working on a very elementary discussion of photosynthesis by discussing why our sprouted plants, and our big plants and trees, need sunlight, water, and their pretty green leaves and hidden roots. I was skeptical that any of our discussions were sinking in. I know my kid is bright but she's still two and a half and some concepts could be difficult to understand.
While driving towards the store this week, Moo pointed out the window.
"What's that, Mommy?"
"Those are trees."
"Tees? We need to take care of tees, Mommy. They help us have air to live."
"That's right Baby Girl!"
That's MY kid.