My Seedlets – time to plant some seeds with Monkey

As you’ll know from my previous post we were lucky enough to be sent a range of Children’s gardening tools and accessories along with some seeds from the My Seedlets range by The Handpicked Collection recently.

We decided that as the weather was so good at the weekend that we would crack on with planting our remaining veggie seeds.

First off – Pumpkins!  How great will it be to have our own Pumpkin to play out Cinderella with? So I found a pot and let Monkey loose with the compost ….

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Pumpkins
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Pumpkins

I followed the instructions on the back of the seed packet to make our own little propagator – we used drinking straws instead of skewers and a carrier bag instead of a freezer bag.  I’m sure the pumpkins won’t mind 🙂

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Growing pumpkins
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Growing pumpkins

Next up was a trip to the local garden centre to purchase a grow bag for the lettuce and rocket and eventually for the tomatoes and peppers we had already planted.

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Planting Rocket and Mixed Lettuce
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Planting Rocket and Mixed Lettuce

Next we needed Daddy to get the Garden Fork out and turn some soil over for us so we could plant some carrot and parsnip seeds.  I think Monkey is most excited about the carrots as these are his all time favourite vegetables – raw or cooked 🙂

 

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Carrots and Parsnips
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Carrots and Parsnips

Once everything was planted Monkey went around with his watering can giving all the seeds a good drink, and also to check if anything had started to sprout!  This is going to be a good lesson in patience over the coming weeks.

I’ll keep you posted on how we progress ……

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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