Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lemon Tree From Seeds
Hopefully this afternoon the sun will make an appearance so I can take a few photos of the little green that is showing on them. They are about a foot tall, so I told him to go find a place that he would like to plant them. He took the two biggest and went straight to the bank of the pond. He dug the hole himself, covered them up, then added some water to them.
The picture above is not the best since it has been cloudy the past few days. You can barely see the little trees sticking up. He checks on them every day to see if they need more water or dirt "because he has plans for those lemons". He is taking great care of them for a little guy with a small attention span. He planted them and forgot them during the winter, but once he saw they were still alive, his interest came back in full force. I am very proud of him for wanting to do things like this. He understands that some things take time, some things need a little attention, and some things reward you for what you give them. He told me that today we are planting okra and tomatoes since those are his favorite. A seven year old that loves pickled okra? I may have created a slightly odd child, but he loves his veggies! He will turn down pizza for a tomato with salt on it any day. How many moms can say that?
Are there any other kids with strange cravings? This is the first I have known of pickled okra in a child.