I think it's finally safe to say the overnight frost is gone for this season and we can start our summer garden! We have various foliage around the house that came with it (and that my husband tends to) but I like having a little vegetable garden myself. Since we have a wooded area behind our house there are lots of little wildlife friends like deer, rabbits, pheasants, and squirrels who would make short work of a veggie garden so we plant one in containers on our second level deck.
Last year was the first time we tried it with varying results. The cherry tomatoes were our best success - and our favourite - so I got a few of those plus some regular tomatoes, celery, broccoli, and cucumber - and we started our container garden.
Miss M, naturally, asked to wear her gloves and Mr M, naturally, just dove right into the dirt. I was smart though and dressed them both in clothes that they didn't like/were too small/had holes so that no one had to worry about their favourite outfit getting dirty.
The kids scooped dirt from the bag into the containers with their shovels and then we added the plants. I was surprised how eager they were to do it and how they didn't tire of it even though we had three large round ones and one long rectangular one.