Gardening with Kids – Sam and Sadie’s Garden

Meet Sam and Sadie,

They “live on the East Coast, a few hours from the Atlantic Ocean”.  They are the children of my friend Jane. Knowing these two {and their little sister Miriam} have been raised with a backyard garden, I asked them if they would be interested in giving us a tour of their backyard garden.

And lucky for us, they were game!

Here is what Sam and Sadie had to say about their garden.

We’ve helped in the gardens since we were little, but started having our own little garden spots two years ago,” said Sam.

“This is a leek blooming with a bee on it.”

I asked Sam and Sadie to describe there garden space…

Do you grow your food in a boat?  A raised garden bed?  A traditional garden bed. In the back of a pick up truck?  On a Llama farm?  Where do you grow your food?  “Two of our gardens are for fruits and vegetables are are in the ground in the backyard.  The sunflower garden is beside our house, in the ground.”

“Dad planted some potatoes in our compost box.  Behind it are red raspberries.”

Then I asked, What is your favorite meal you like your Mom to cook with something from the garden?  Sam: “pumpkin pie”  Sadie: “zucchini bread”  Miriam: “red raspberries.”

“The pumpkin patch is about 4 foot by 40 feet and is part of the back garden (about 50 feet by 50 feet).  Sadie’s flower garden is smaller and planted in the bigger garden.  It’s about 60 feet by 50 feet.”  Our sunflower garden is 70 feet by 40 feet.  We sell sunflowers at the end of our driveway.”

Wowza.  If only I had as much space as Jane and her family.  I think I would go nuts planting every imagine vegetable I could think of!

Thanks Sam and Sadie {and Miriam too}.  Your garden looks great!  Please send me pictures this fall when you harvest all those pumpkins.  I’d love to see how many you grew.

*If you have a garden, a chicken coop or anything else super exciting {no rats in rat traps please}  and would like to be featured here on, then send in your photos to onehundredollarsamonth {at}, along with a brief description of your pictures and I will try and get them posted.

Looking for a few garden project to do with your kids this summer?  Check out the book Gardening Projects for Kids. Amazon currently has it on sale for $16.47.

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