Gardening teaches patience. Raising kids teaches patience. Gardening with kids ... and a non-gardening husband ... teaches more patience!! I am going to be one patient person by the end of this!!
So I had my hubby make me some little raised beds to plant some veggies in this year. One of the main reasons for the raised beds was so that it would be easy for the kids to know where NOT to step. A couple of weeks ago, I put in spinach, beet, lettuce and carrot seeds. Then it rained for a week and I was happy to have got my seeds in before all that water! Then yesterday I went out and watered them in the morning and saw lots of little seedlings coming up.
That evening I came home from work and saw that my raised beds had been trampled and stomped on and had dandelion flowers "planted" in them!!! My husband apologized profusely - he had let my 2-year-old play in them. He said he didn't know I had already planted seeds in there. Fine, but the whole point was they were supposed to learn not to step on the raised beds anyway!! Grr.
I noticed this morning quite a few little seedlings still coming up so maybe all is not lost.