Planting the seedlings

Gardening with the kids

I’ve got to admit, gardening is not my strong point. We have a small garden, which used to be a concrete paradise until we laid artificial grass. The only ‘gardening’ we can realistically do is planting in pots.

This year I decided to do a little more in the garden. The new grass inspired me, and the weather was nice for a  change! We were lucky to be sent a child’s gardening kit to try out and the girls absolutely loved it! Jelly Baby enjoyed watering the plants and Bean was old enough to help me with some digging and planting.

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We had grown some sweet peas in pots in the house earlier and while the weather was good planted them outside. We also planted some sunflower seeds that came with the kit – these are great as children love watching them grow and they grow relatively quickly (a must for impatient kiddies!).

I must say that we really enjoyed being out in the sunshine planting the seedlings. It was a great bonding activity and we will really be able to enjoy the fruits of our labour when they start to flower later in the summer.

And the best bit about our new garden…we have been able to enjoy the natural wildlife it brings! Bean has found a caterpillar cocoon and we also found our very own hungry caterpillar (we couldn’t resist feeding him a strawberry!).


This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge” in association with Kids Grow Wild . We were sent the gardening kit free for the purpose of this post.

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