Abby’s Blog: Kids Helping the Earth, Growing a Garden

One of the really fun things I do with my mom is garden. We start with our seedlings in the spring and then plant them the first week of May (which was early this year since it has been super rainy and super cold). Our garden is an L-shape and it is 24′ long by 15′ long. This year we have 8 zucchini plants, 6 summer squash, 7 (now 6 heirloom tomato plants thanks to Mila (Ashley’s 17 week old lab puppy), 6 local mixed lettuces, 3 red lettuces, 4 broccoli, 4 cucumber, 8 basil, 1 rosemary, 1 thyme, 6 spring onions, 1 chive, 1 fennel, and 1 parsley.

I help by watering and weeding (and keeping Mila from digging in the garden). I also get to pick  the vegetables when they are ripe and I get to eat them!

You can build a garden anywhere, in a planter box, in your yard, a community park, or even at your school.

posted by Abby, age 6

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