Every spring it comes. This need to plant something in the ground and watch it grow.
The only problem? Our yard is full of big trees, which shade the entire backyard. (Which isn’t a problem during the summer, when the kids are playing outside in the shade!)
But it does create a problem when it comes to growing things.
I’ve used little pots that I have to drag all over the yard to catch an hour of sun here or there. Ask me how that worked. (Yeah. Not so much.)
So when I saw in our Park District guide earlier this year that you could rent a community garden plot not too far from our house, I jumped on it.
The preschooler and I went on the designated day and carefully selected a spot near the water spigot. On Saturday, they opened the plots up.
And, OH MY GOODNESS, the dirt! It’s wonderful.
The kids are jazzed about planting a vegetable garden. (With a few flowers thrown in for good measure.)
We’ll see how excited they are in August on Day 98 of Going to Water the Garden Plot.
But for now? We’re enjoying the dirt.