The beauty of living in Hawaii is that it's pretty much prime growing season year-round. So the kids and I decided we wanted to plant a garden. But because we live in a rental, digging up a plot in the backyard isn't really an option. Instead, we decided to plant a container garden.
Earlier this week Little Man and I planted carrots, radishes, tomatoes (and marigolds), and a bunch of different herbs. We ran out of soil so once I get more, Princess Trouble is going to help me plant the rest of the tomatoes, the sunflowers (had to get some - the kids begged!), the lettuce, and the spinach. This will be in addition to the multiple pineapple plants we have growing out back as well.
We are already starting to see sprouts in one of the buckets. I didn't label them so I'm not sure what's what just yet. The kids are beyond excited. If this goes well, we'll look into planting beans and peppers next. I'm excited too - I love digging in the dirt and it's a perfect science lesson for the kids as well! (not to mention, with food prices - produce in particular - shooting up faster than my plants, it will ease the burden on the food budget too. AND I might even be able to tempt my children in to actually eating a tomato...)