We’ve been busy in the garden these last couple of weeks. Monkey and I went to our local garden centre and bought a little greenhouse. We also discussed what we wanted to grow this year, off he went and selected his choices. So recently we’ve been planting seeds. We’ve planted peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers first.
Monkey has his gardening tools from last year and was eager to get started. Planting seeds, an indication of Spring and new beginnings.
It was lovely to watch the concentration on his face. Mummy am I doing this ok? Yes, brilliant. He did need a bit of help with the seeds to make sure they were evenly distributed, but he is so enthusiastic.
Inside the box we found the parts to make a bee house (more on that in a future post) and some packs of wild flower seeds. We have given a pack of seeds to each of Monkey’s NCT group so that all the children can enjoy planting seeds and growing something again this year. Now it was Monkey’s turn – planting seeds to grow into lovely flowers.
We’d asked Daddy P to bring home some small flower pots but he’d forgotten, so we had to wait a few days before Monkey could be planting seeds again. This time he was planting sunflower seeds. Last year we planted them later, and straight into the garden. This year, he planted them into pots. Again we’re having a competition between Monkey, Daddy P and myself!
It was lovely watching him, having fun, concentrating, planting seeds.
I’ve dug up most of an old shrub around the back of the garage for Monkey’s new veg plot. I just need Daddy P to just a bit of brute force with the spade to get rid of the roots. Then Monkey can start sowing his carrots, spring onions and radishes. A bit of a strange combination, but he picked everything, and actually they are things he really loves. We grew a lot of rocket last year, he doesn’t like it, and even growing it, didn’t change his opinion.
Planting seeds, having fun at home. Me and my son 🙂