This past week we have been celebrating National Children’s Gardening Week with Haskins Garden Centre, they kindly sent Amelia a mini greenhouse and some seed to get her own little vegetable patch going.
Inside the greenhouse were some amazing little compost pods that I have never even seen before, all you do is pop them into water and watch them expand. The seeds are then sewn directly and these can then be planted direct into the garden when the seedlings are strong enough!
Amelia loved doing it all herself and I just sat and gave her directions on what to do next, that to me is the whole point in getting little ones active in the garden, they need to get their hands dirty to find a love of growing their own!
She planted runner beans, tomato seeds and butterfly flower mix. She also has packets of radish seeds and lettuce mix which we are going to do once these little ones sprout and we can get more into the mini greenhouse.
Watering them everyday has become a bit of a ritual for her and she loves to check that the soil is still moist before lovingly sprinkling them with her very own watering can too!
While we wait for the flowers and veggies to grow we have sat in the sun playing with some of the puzzles that were sent too, they are all gardening orientated and even Evie loved doing the wordsearch and rearranging letters etc.
This was a great little home ed lesson too as the girls are loving being outdoors more and I think having her own little mini greenhouse will keep Amelia focused on learning as the veggies and flowers grow!
We were kindly sent the kit by Haskins to promote National Children’s Gardening Week. All views and opinions are our own and genuine.