His Corner Of The Garden

Since the weather’s been so lovely (lovelier than usual for Chicagoland), we’ve gotten a head start on gardening. Last year, Jayden was so interested in helping in the garden, but since it was our first container garden, I didn’t want him to break it. Blame the OCD (we worked hard that garden). Now that we have a season under our belts, I’m letting Jayden have his own little corner of the garden that he can care for. I’m hoping this little project helps build his nurturing character and love of veggies.


The folks at Seeds of Change sent us a Kids Garden Starter Kit (organic lettuce and carrots) to help Jayden on his mission. It was really simple to use… let me walk you all through the process.

Kit Contents
2 biodegradable planting pots
Seeds of Change® certified organic seeds
Organic planting mix
100% recyclable windowsill protector tray
1 – 2 – 3 easy grow guide


The first step was to pour the organic planting mix into the biodegradable planting pots.


The next step was to moisten the mix and then place the seeds in pots. Jayden placed four carrot seeds in each corner of the left pot and sprinkled the lettuce into the right pot.


There was a little planting mix left over, so he sprinkled the rest on top of the seeds and pat it down. I then, placed the windowsill tray in our germination station in front of our office window. In just three days, we saw some sprouting! Stay tuned for an update and more gardening with Seeds of Change!

What are your children growing this season?

I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing our experience with the Seeds of Change products. All words and opinions are always my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.


  • Reply March 29, 2012


    Hi. Its good to know you’re teaching your son into gardening. In this fast develop world, some kids don’t know where carrot come from. They only knew that we buy them from the market.

  • Reply March 28, 2012


    aww, so cute.

    i wish i could do gardening stuff with my son but i think my allergies would kill me in the process. unless i find some anti-allergy drug that DOESN’T put me to sleep :P

    • Reply April 10, 2012


      It’s so rewarding. Just do a little at a time, maybe wear a mask? You have to go outside regardless, right? LOL

  • Reply March 26, 2012

    anna perez

    It’s good that we are already teaching the younger generation on saving our environment.Cool!:)

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