I am quite honest about the fact I am not green fingered, though I do like having a lovely garden to sit out in and enjoy in the summer. To achieve a lovely garden it really does require myself and Liv to put the effort in – every year I have grandeur plans; every year I weed and mow the lawn and nothing changes… until this year! Our recent find of a Blackbird’s nest, may just have encouraged us to venture into our jungle of a garden!
Now, Liv loves shopping as much as I do, though I do not think she had a B&Q shop in mind… After dance on Saturday afternoon on a special mission for the Collective Bias Community (of which I am a member!) we went in search for lovely items to spruce up our garden for Spring. I’ve found in the past that if I do not actually touch or tend to plants or flowers they seem to flourish. I have a tendency to ‘forget’ to re pot plants so took the extremely brave decision to attempt to grow vegetables. Check out what we found on our shop here with Google +
I knew Liv would have great fun potting the seeds, especially as her Grandad is here at the moment and is certainly more green fingered than myself! Seeds are so easy to use with younger children and I knew Liv would it! We made sure the table was fully protected and then set to work getting as messy as possible. The brainwave of mine to purchase some cut hedgehog designed children’s gardening gloves for Liv was definitely not a success as Liv got stuck in with the compost and was happy to spread all the different seeds throughout the propagator!
We sectioned off two rows per pack of seeds, so will hopefully have some Carrots, Sunflowers, Tomatoes and Petunias poking through the compost soon. The size of the peas and the fact that they really should be planted directly outside meant we actually had to plant them in the fibre pots – perfect for lazy gardeners like myself as the pot can simply be planted in the ground.
All the pots are now safely housed in the conservatory and Liv is already excited about the prospect of the plants and flowers growing. It is a great, inexpensive activity to keep children occupied, especially on rainy days. I am hoping that it will encourage Liv to take an interest in gardening… then I may be able to pass all the gardening duties onto her when she is older! We had so much fun and it certainly made for a lovely Sunday morning family event.
Liv’s gloves are so cute, especially whilst they are still clean! Next on the list is a children’s gardening set!
Are your children keen gardeners? Do you have any tips to encourage children to tend to your garden?
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