For your homework, you cut out 16 squares of 12 inch x 12 inch parchment or freezer paper. We talked about spacing for different plants. The next thing I am going to show you is how to help your little one(s) make their own garden “vision board”. This will help you teach your chicks) goal setting.
The reason that I requested 16 squares is to help you mom, realize just how big (or small) the recommended starter sized square foot garden is. But you may not want to dedicate this much space for your children’s garden. You may want to give each chick only 1, 2, or 3 square feet to play with. Remember that you, mom are in control of this project.
Steve has recommended a 1 X 2 wooden planter box for offspring under 5.
Once you have determined the amount of space that you are ready to use; find a wall (preferably in your little one’s room) to create your plan. Take your squares and put double sided tape on the back, then stick the squares to the wall in the shape that you want your garden. Ms. Donna set these up like this because she likes symmetry, but you can use your squares and plant spacing anyway that you want. You and your chick can have fun of mixing them around until you are comfortable with what you have created. There is still plenty of time before the fall. Planting begins. We will have you ready by the time to plant.
Until next time–
Class is dismissed.