Monday, 26 March 2012

Gardening with Kids

Spring is definitely sprung in this corner of Somerset.  Despite a proven black thumb we have decided to give growing some of our own food a go again this year.  This is not as easy as it sounds since although we do have a garden it is all planted with shrubs and so any "kids plants" end up in patio pots.  All is well for the first few weeks when everyone wants to join in but once the novelty has worn off all the watering is down to muggins here!  Add to this journeys to the Continent to visit Daddy during the school holidays and we usually end up with pots full of dead plants before the summer is through.
However, totally undaunted all three kids decided that they would like to plant some seeds (even "not putting my hands in that!"B), so I did something different this year and got a little plastic greenhouse to start the seeds off in. At £10 from Wilko it is not too much of an investment.

Whether it will work or not this year remains to be seen.  Never mind if it doesn't we still had fun planting everything and playing in the sunshine anyway...
As well as playing with the seeds and soil we found this flower pinwheel to make and play with.

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