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Post  dixie on 4/20/2011, 9:40 pm

Last year my grandkids (all girls) helped get our SFG started & the two younger ones seemed to really enjoy it. The teen could have cared less. (I have it chronicled in my blog if you are interested.) The 10 year old wants to be a farmer & nearly every time she comes up here she says something about sure hoping she will get our place when she is older (tactful way of saying "after you die" I guess), & always asking questions & wanting to do stuff. I had told her we could fix a box for her this year if she still wanted it. She misunderstood and thought she was getting it for Christmas and cried when she didn't get it. Anyway, now all three of them want one, even the teen. DH got their three 4 x 4's finished Monday and I went down to help them plant. I took seedlings of celery, peppers, tomatoes, basil, cilantro & parsley and seeds for Roma bush beans, bush cukes & corn. They had a blast. The oldest wanted nothing but herbs & flowers, but we fixed her a nice flower bed out in the front yard with our Mantis tiller (such a great little item, it makes quick work of seed beds & mixing). She decided she needed corn and tomatoes, so she got hers all planted too. I hope it will instill a lifelong interest in gardening in them.
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Post  middlemamma on 4/20/2011, 9:47 pm

That is so awesome Dixie...how heartwarming!
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Post  Ha-v-v on 4/20/2011, 9:48 pm

@dixie wrote:Last year my grandkids (all girls) helped get our SFG started & the two younger ones seemed to really enjoy it. The teen could have cared less. (I have it chronicled in my blog if you are interested.) The 10 year old wants to be a farmer & nearly every time she comes up here she says something about sure hoping she will get our place when she is older (tactful way of saying "after you die" I guess), & always asking questions & wanting to do stuff. I had told her we could fix a box for her this year if she still wanted it. She misunderstood and thought she was getting it for Christmas and cried when she didn't get it. Anyway, now all three of them want one, even the teen. DH got their three 4 x 4's finished Monday and I went down to help them plant. I took seedlings of celery, peppers, tomatoes, basil, cilantro & parsley and seeds for Roma bush beans, bush cukes & corn. They had a blast. The oldest wanted nothing but herbs & flowers, but we fixed her a nice flower bed out in the front yard with our Mantis tiller (such a great little item, it makes quick work of seed beds & mixing). She decided she needed corn and tomatoes, so she got hers all planted too. I hope it will instill a lifelong interest in gardening in them.

As I sit here with tears in my eyes.. You are the best Gramma in the whole wide world. Smile (Thats what those girls think Im sure) I loved my Grammas for being who they were to me. Gardening keeps them in my thoughts. They want to have a part of you forever Smile

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Post  janefss2002 on 4/20/2011, 9:56 pm

Yes!!!

Dixie, your grandkids will remember and carry this forward. They may not always have time, but you have planted the seeds, no pun intended! They will come back to this grounding you have given them.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 4/20/2011, 10:15 pm

Dixie,

What a wonderful gift you have given to each of the girls.

Last year my husband and I built a sq ft garden for our oldest son and wife (they live in upstate NY).
Their son, (our grandson) who was 2 at the time had to help us.
He loved helping us fill the 4 x 4 box and planting the veg's and flowers.

I told him this year we will come and replant with him.

The garden encouraged him to eat lots of veg's.

Apparently the children are never too young and we are never too old to learn....LOL Laughing

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