Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Continuing our gardening fun with #KidsGrowWild

Since beginning our gardening in March with lots of herbs and vegetables we have had lots of fun making sure we look after our plants. In April we added to our routine, with more herbs, mushrooms and strawberries.
What we have learned in this time is that we can't grow things in arms reach of the boys, the temptation to pluck from the soil and offer them as gifts is too great.
So, instead around the house, from window sill to window sill we have pots for everyone to water on a morning and evening basis.

We know we have mushrooms, basil, that we are growing strawberries, green peas and spring onions. Some of our other projects are a bit unclear!

Squeaks was over the moon to receive a starter kit and seeds. So far she has made good of helping daddy. Now she could become master of her own land.
The starter kit was perfect. With all the gardening equipment a young child could require.
And with the addition of seed markers, so this time we'll know exactly what we are growing!
We used individual planters for our seeds, and used both flowers and herbs.
Of course, the best bit for our children is watering the plants, and Squeaks got to work quickly on making sure her new seedlings were regularly fed.
I love how much our garden has added to our home.
That every nook and cranny, out of toddler reach, has benefited from something new growing.
Mr J and I laugh as basil has crept into every meal, as our herbs flourish on the kitchen windowsill.
And that Squeaks loves to eat 'leaves', thinking she is responsible for them all arriving on our plates.

I love that gardening brings out a nurturing instinct.
From playing with dolls,
From playing 'kittens' with her brothers.
To watering her plants and taking pride in her love and determination.


This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge with Moneysupermarket

2 comments:

  1. Love how gardening keeps on giving pleasure as you see things change. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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