Monday, March 28, 2011

Gardening with teenagers

Last week at our church activity night, we made these.  Adorable?  I thought the idea was genius.  Teenage girls love shoes and so it was a fun way to get them interested in gardening.  To make one, just get an old shoe (smaller ones are the cutest) and drill some holes in the bottom for drainage. 

Also that night, they had a master gardener come and talk about gardening in our area.  If you live in San Antonio, a great website is  I'm sure there are similar sites for whatever area you live in too.

Someday my family's opportunities to eat, may depend on my abilities to grow food.  If my lawn is any indication of my green thumb, we will be very hungry and so I thought I 'd better learn. My daughter and I decided that we are going to plant a garden.

The last owners built these huge garden boxes, so that gave us a head start.  We spent several hours weeding and breaking up the soil.  Then we spent at least another hour at the nursery buying some supplies.  We are going to grow tomatoes, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, squash, oregano and basil.  Wish us luck!

Linking up here.
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  1. hiya visiting and following from craft couture x lovin this shoe idea , hmmm am thinking heels next , maybe ??? tfs and hope to see you at mine sometime

  2. That's really cute, using shoes for growing plants :) Good luck with your gardening, hope everything turns out well.

  3. That is cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  4. Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday! Hope to see you next week! :)