Every year I say that the kids and I are going to start a garden, even just a small one, and every year it doesn't seem to happen. Why is that?
I don't plan on turning our yard into a farm, but I know that the girls would be interested in helping plant and grow (and eat) their own vegetables. So what is it that seems to always stand in our way?
Mainly time, of course, but I do have to admit that when I think of a garden, I think of putting some seeds in the ground and making sure that they're watered. But then I read articles about hydroponics and aeroponics and see pictures of other families using growing lights and special food... and I get a little intimidated.
I want to just toss a few little green plants in the ground, pull out some weeds now and again and end up with something like this:
Maybe I just have a skewed idea of what gardening entails and it is much more of a time commitment than I think it is. Am I wrong? Do you garden with your kids? How much time does it really take?