Sawyer & Me: Our Gardening project

I am VERY excited for warmer weather and days spent outside.  Being outside is so refreshing, calming and healing.  Think fresh air, vitamin D, calm minds and GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD!

Last summer my husband, dad and brother in law built me three raised garden boxes using untreated 4×4’s.  This has been way easier for me than having one large garden which I had for the years prior.  I am finding it easier to plant, I have better soil and it is easier to manage.  Here are some before and after pictures from last year:

Lyndseys picture

Last year Sawyer was young enough that he had no interest in my garden.  I didn’t have to worry about my plants and his little toddler hands.  This year…….it’s a different story.

How do I keep my veggies in the ground?
How do I keep him from stomping in my garden?
How do I keep my plants from drowning ?
Will I get 5 minutes of peace in my garden?

Here is my solution:image



Sawyers very own garden!  Complete with a mud pie table, water buckets, shovels, trucks, rocks and more.  We even planted him some carrots, a strawberry bush, some succulents and some grass.

I am super excited to watch him explore, dig and get messy this summer.  And as an added benefit he will learn a little bit about where his food actually comes from!

Oh and yes, I also hope this keeps his little hands out of my boxes.  Wish me luck!!

Here is a list of what I am growing this year:

Red and Yellow Potatoes
Yellow Onions
Green Beans (Purple ones too)
Golden Beets
Orange Peppers
Roma Tomatoes

What’s in your garden this year?  Or if you don’t have one, what would you love to grow?


5 thoughts on “Sawyer & Me: Our Gardening project”

  1. Sawyers garden is too cool, and he will have tons of fun. Wish I had a garden and if I did I would plant peas peas, and more peas, okay carrots and other vegs too. xoxo

  2. What a delightful creative idea for Sawyer’s garden. As always sending positive energy and wishing you wellness. May your garden bloom with multiple produce to help you eat healthy. hugs. Sherrie

    1. Thank you Sherrie! I can’t wait to be able to eat some fresh yummy food!!!

  3. Love this! What a great idea.

    Liam loves to take his shovel and dig in my moms garden. We only have a small balcony so we make due with our balcony green house and everything in pots. He loves helping me plant everything and is getting excited to see things sprouting and flowering.

    1. That’s awesome Becky! I can’t wait for Liam and Sawyer to be able to play at Arlee’s place! I can see them having tines of fun in the dirt!!

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