I have never been very good at growing things. We have tried many times in the past to plant seeds inside in small containers to get them started (kids get so excited when they get to see things grow!), and then move them outside, but they usually died before we got them out. I never thought I would have time to try to attempt a real garden, though we certainly have more than enough room to put one in. This year, now that the children are older and can help out, we decided we would try to do a small garden. We went to a local greenhouse and bought tomato plants, squash, and eggplant. We had just come from a program about butterfly gardens, so Anthony wanted a butterfly bush. They didn't have any, but they had Lantanas which butterflies love, so got three of those, and Lily really wanted some marigolds, so we got a few of those too. The container gardens that we had started at our April 4 H meeting had grown sunflowers and pinto beans, so we added those into the garden. We still had plenty of space so we got corn, green pepper, watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin seeds. The children worked really hard to plant the garden, and have done a pretty good job pulling weeds and watering it every day. I am really hoping something grows out of it!!