Happy Earth Day! It’s bittersweet over here because we just ended our Disney vacation. I’m always sad after leaving the happiest place on Earth. I can’t wait to tell you all about it soon, but today is not about Disney, it’s all about the Earth.
To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I’m giving away a stainless steel compost keeper from Earth Easy. I’ll give you all the details at the end of this post.
Here is my favorite Earth Day quote from one of my favorite books (picture credit)
Last year for Earth Day I attended a play date where we had our toddlers plant seeds. I had so much fun doing that last year that I copied my friend’s idea and did it again!
This is so easy. All you do is poke a hole through the bottom of an egg carton, put some soil in, then the seeds. Water occasionally (or all the time if you are my toddler), and wait for the seeds to sprout.
Robert planted tomato seeds and peas to celebrate the arrival of our new compost bin. That’s right, we finally have a compost tumbler! The boys even wanted to celebrate with a hug.
Okay, that’s more of a strangle than a hug, but you get the idea. They were excited. Even just a little bit. So far Robert is having fun helping me add our food waste to the compost tumbler from Earth Easy. I think he enjoys adding the browns even more because he gets to tear apart all of our junk mail and old art projects. He’s even started to ask to go out to the compost bin. I love that this tumbler has a rolling base that makes it easy for turn.
I can’t wait to report more about the evolution of our compost. Right now we only have solid scraps and paper. I told Tom that I think I’m going to need another one soon so I can let this one actually make compost once it’s full. Just wait, I’m going to be the crazy lady in the gated community with multiple compost bins. The neighbors are going to love me. They really will once I start wowing them with my natural fertilizer.
As you can see, Robert is having a blast taking care of his plants. It’s been about two weeks and he can’t stop talking about them. He likes to show all of his visitors.
Checking on them everyday is one of his favorite activities.
A close second is water logging them.
We will be lucky if these plants last much longer.
Even so, I’m determined to try to get them to grow. Actually, I take that back. I’m not so much determined as I am looking for ways to entertain my toddler. Come to find out, gardening is a very time consuming activity for a toddler. Working on our plants can take a whole afternoon these days.
We recently transplanted some of them into toilet paper holders. I read about this on Taylor Made Homestead. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Apparently you just pop the tubes into soil and they are ready to go. Pretty cool, right?
Meanwhile, Jackson like to eat all the kale. I can’t keep him away from the stuff. Of course he only likes to eat it if he picks it himself. He throws it on the ground if I put it on his high chair. Typical baby, right?
Ready to go green for Earth Day? Enter to win the Stainless Steel Compost Keeper from Earth Easy!
Are you doing anything for Earth Day?