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Montessori Gardening: Planting The Seed

Gardening: Planting The Seed {Montessori on a Budget blog}
Photo by Marie Mack 
"A garden which contains shelters is ideal, because the children can play or sleep under them, and can also bring their tables out to work or dine. In this way they may live almost entirely into the open air..." ~Maria Montessori, Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook.

I have a black thumb. I'm not proud of it. It just is what it is. I come from a long line of wonderful gardeners. I have surrounded myself with family and friends who have lavish potted plants, raised flower beds, and beautiful tomatoes every year. And I kill water plants from over watering! 

Every year I tell myself that this year will be different  This year I will be able to grow wonderful home-grown food, gorgeous flowers, and help my budget a little because of all my efforts. I started our garden a little different this year. This year my kids helped me start the seeds for our garden. I hope this process will help them grow to love gardening and for it to be a part of life and not a forced habit. I'm confident in our abilities to have at least one tomato to add to our salad and some basil to throw onto a homemade pizza! 

Wish us luck! 

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Photo by Marie Mack
Photo by Marie Mack       

Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack
Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack


Photo by Marie Mack

Photo by Marie Mack

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