My husband has always wanted to tend a small garden and I love the green of the outdoors. So, while we were in the States last summer we bought some seeds at an 'end of the season sale' and brought them back to Turkey.
My husband and kiddos toiled a very 'little' and had loads of fun planting.
|Seeds are such an amazing thing. |
Such little things that produce such a variety of pleasure.
It is such a great learning expierence for the kids. I love them getting their hands dirty this way.
The fun thing is for the first week every morning my husband and kids were out on the balcony checking to see if anything had come up. My husband has faithfully tended our little herb garden and as you can see it has been sucessfull.
We have lettuce, fennel, jalepeno peppers, basil, mint, cilantro and oregano.
We have harvested some of our cilantro already (we can not find cilantro here in Turkey) and it has been really fun to eat!!
The kids love going and picking the herbs for dinner!!
We have found a fun contentment in our 'little' balcony garden this year and are thinking of grander plans for next year. :)
She is without a doubt a fun and goofy kiddo!!
Just a little FYI ~ seeds can be used well past the expiration date. So if you see some seeds on sale past expiration grab 'em up. You may want to plant a few extra but we have used ours a year or more past the date with no problems.
~off I go to nibble on fennel (just kidding) :)