This is my favorite vegetable garden plan. It’s so pretty (say it like the little girl in Despicable Me)! Anyway, my hubby has made the decision (mistake) to let me plan and plant the garden this year. I’m going to do it the way I’ve always wanted! Haha! Take that hubby! (insert snickering giggle here) I’m going to enlist the help of my kids and each one will get their own section growing some of their favorite things.
By giving each child their own section, hopefully they will take ownership of the garden. They can help plan their section, plant the seeds and everything needed to grow their section. Imagine everything they will learn. Not mention all the wonderful food they’ll eat and they’ll know they helped to grow it.
I’m dividing the garden into six sections. Becca’s section will be an Italian garden with herbs, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, garlic, etc. Emily’s section is a Salsa garden with tomatoes, cilantro, green peppers, onions, etc. Spencer’s section should be called the Hot and Spicy garden because he will grow jalapenos, the rest of the peppers and more. My section is the Kitchen/Salad Garden and it will have lettuces, spinach, carrots, cabbage, French green beans and more.
The other two larger sections will also be divided up. One will be for corn and the other for cantaloupe, watermelon, spaghetti squash and maybe pumpkins. I can’t wait for all the wonderful fruits and vegetables we’re going to have.
I hope to have it laid out so that when the plants grow in, it will be really pretty. It won’t look exactly like the picture above, but that’s ok. I just want the kids to have fun and learn a lot, not to mention how much I’m going to learn too. I hope this works!