Mary came home from school a couple months ago with a seed, wrapped in a wet napkin, and sealed in a ziplock bag. She raced home and promptly taped the bag to our kitchen window.
She then pulled out a 2 liter soda container filled with dirt and placed that on the window frame.
I just stood there and watched. What on earth?!?!
Mary told me that she was doing garden experiments at school, and that she wanted to continue them at home. I chuckled (because I am not the greatest at keeping things alive) and wished her luck.
Turns out, Mary has a green thumb!
Believe it or not, both seeds bloomed. One was grass (maybe she should have done our yard), and the other one smells great, and is an herb, but Mary can't remember what it is.
The thrill of growing things anchored itself into Mary, and we now have a greenhouse in our kitchen window.
William has also added his own sunflower that he began growing at school. It was actually looking great, until William decided that it needed water about 10 times a day. He REALLY wanted to take good care of his sunflower.
We are hoping that with a little TLC it will perk up and survive.
So, here we go. Greenhouse in the kitchen window!