Introducing kids to gardening

April 18, 2015 2:00 AM

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Introducing kids to gardening

In year one, our boys were small but eager, planting seeds with pudgy fingers deep into the mud, then tromping over them clumsily and forgetting. Year two brought the overzealous weeding that resulted in fewer kale plants but plenty of “weed” piles added to a large compost heap full of fat earthworms happy for the abundance of organic material to devour.

Year three resulted in an expanded garden that included a stick teepee hideout with bean plants climbing high to shade the little boys squatting within. During year four, strawberry plants were stripped daily; not a single berry made it to the kitchen, but instead were devoured by sticky little hand...

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