We just got around to planting our pumpkin seeds. We really should have done it earlier but again.....life.....oh my.
I had some cow pots sitting around and had saved one cardboard egg carton so we planted our seeds in those. Since these are for the kids garden, I just let them fill their pots with as many seeds as they wanted. I figure it'll be very gratifying for them to see lots of sprouts in their little pots. Logan has LOVED white pumpkins since I can remember. I mean he was a TINY guy when he saw them for the first time, and he has picked a white pumpkin over traditional orange ones each year at the pumpkin patch. He was thrilled to find a packet of white pumpkin seeds at the store for our first home grown pumpkin patch. We also planted traditional jack o lanterns (which I hope to use for cooking), assorted gourds, sunflowers, and holly hock. It may be too late for the sunflowers but Felicity fell in love with the seed pack at the store because it had a princess on it. So we're growing late sunflowers. :) And Zac loves holly hock and always wants to grow them but for some reason we've never had luck so we're trying again for him. We're very excited about the gourds! We grew wonderful ones last year and the kids were so excited and then I accidentally broke the vine at its base while weeding so we never got to enjoy them. I can't wait for all these kid centered garden fascinations to sprout and grow!
And I have a quick request. I'm sitting at home these days, too nervous to venture out too far as I await what is to come, so I thought I'd get started on some crafting goals I've put off. My main one is Felicity's Waldorf doll for her 4th birthday in September. I have a book, Making Waldorf Dolls by Maricristin Sealey, and have been reading it. Now I need to buy my wool and other needed materials. I will purchase all online, I assume, as I don't think anything I need is sold locally. If you make Waldorf dolls, I'd appreciate any links to where you buy your materials online, and any tips.