April 10, 2009

Tiny Green Thumbs

This is why I love my job. The younger toddler class has planted a garden. They planted green bean seeds in little plastic cups which have been transplanted to the garden along with poles for them to climb. Their teacher also planted lettuce, tomatoes, basil, bell peppers and flowers that they help water each day. And today they planted onions themselves and watered them. We're talking about kids just over a year old. Children are amazingly capable when we allow them to be.


Amanda said...

Indeed, they are. Gardening with littles is the best. (Have you let ladybugs into the garden?!)

Sarah said...

Not yet! But that's a good idea. We always end up with gross aphids on the vines that grow on the playground fence.

In college I worked in a plant nursery and we sold bags of ladybugs and had to mist them daily. It was strange having bags of bugs on the counter.