He made a string guide for each of the rows...to help make them straight.
Madeline was his best under-gardner.
He showed her how to run her hoe along the string to make the rows.
For each kind of seed, Joshua gave Madeline a way to space accurately. For these seeds it was a stick.
For the beans, she placed them the distance between her pinky and thumb.
James got in on the planting too.
They each had their own measuring trick.
Zachary made an appearance to help with the covering of the seeds.
He's a pretty good little worker.
Megan got in on some of the action....but was mostly there for the photo op.
Okay...she was covering the seeds...not just smiling for the camera...
Not a quick worker...but she did get a few rows covered.
Needing a break Meg? While everyone works around you?
Muddy Maddy's gardening tip: It's important to keep your hoe clean!...
But shoes, legs and..
shorts....that is an entirely different issue.
The garden is planted except for the pumkins. It was done entirely by children (Joshua, James, Zachary, Megan and Madeline - the oldest and youngest of that group doing the most work!)