It's that time of year when gardeners begin to plant their summer vegetable gardens, and for the past several years, my parents have had gardens that produced a bounty of cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, and zucchini.
Our granddaughter Avery Grace loves tomatoes, and we thought it would be fun for her to experience the world of gardening "from the ground up," if you'll pardon the pun. We asked her if she would like to plant her own tomatoes, and with the enthusiasm only a "soon-to-be-four-year-old" can express, she squealed a resounding "Yes!"
The last weekend in March, my parents were visiting us and told Avery it was time to get her tomato plants. So off we went ... Avery, my parents, and I ... to Home Depot to pick out her tomato plants. We picked out four healthy looking little plants, and she couldn't wait to get back to our house to plant them.
My daddy is a young 84, and he very patiently and lovingly gave Avery her first lesson in how to plant tomatoes. Of course, I couldn't miss capturing the experience with my camera, more as a family keepsake than for my blog, but the pictures are so touching and sweet, I want to share it with you, too.
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