My youngest daughter has been begging me to plant a vegetable garden all spring. I find this quite ironic considering that, for the most part, she avoids eating vegetables! However, I did think this endeavor might encourage her to snack on a few carrots or cucumbers every so often…so we took on a new project of creating a vegetable garden.
When I say “we,” it truly was a family affair. Once we found an area in our yard that was sunny enough, my husband set about building a raised garden bed. And while he was doing that, Claire and I created garden markers to identify the plants we are going to grow.
We used wooden spoons, various colors of acrylic paint, and a black sharpie marker to make these. First, we painted the top portion of the spoons on both sides, and placed them on waxed paper to dry.
Once dry, we decorated each spoon with a simple drawing of the plant and wrote the name of each vegetable. So simple!
Then it was time to plant!
And finally, we placed the vegetable garden markers next to the plants to identify them.
Hopefully, we will have vegetables to pick soon…