You may remember that we had a Sunflower growing competition here last year and Monkey grew his own veggies for the first time. I love seeing Monkey in the garden, he gets so excited planting things and watching them grow. My parents would be very happy, I’m sure I wasn’t so keen at his age!
A month back we decided we’d be really organised this year. Last year we were lucky enough to be sent seeds for reviews and challenges, this year Monkey got to pick exactly what he wanted. It was great seeing him in our local garden centre. Mummy I want sunflowers, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, onions (of the spring variety) and tomatoes please. He did get a bit overwhelmed with the variety available bless him. But he made his own decisions. Monkey in the garden is very much in charge.
As we were so organised we started our sunflowers off indoors – they’ve been doing really well over the last 4 weeks.
We dug some holes out and planted out our 9 sunflowers, the real battle has now begun! Watch out Daddy P we are coming for you!!
Then it was time to sort out the tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers that we’ve been growing in propagators. They all need potting on, time to make use of our new greenhouse too!
Monkey in the garden is a boy in charge, my job is purely to facilitate his needs. He gets rather bossy! No idea where there comes from. He is 4 years old but he knows exactly what he needs to do. I wish my parents were here to witness it, my Mum would be beside herself, another gardener in the family.
Once all the planting and labelling (I was allowed to write the labels, next year I’m sure he’ll be doing that himself too), it was time to give our sunflowers and veggies a good drink.
Our next job is the veg patch. I’ve cut away a horrible, shrub and Daddy P just needs to dig the roots out for us. Then we will have Monkey in the garden sowing seeds in his veg patch. His own little domain, his own bit of responsibility. He can’t wait to get started. We’ll keep you posted on his progress.
We had loads of sunflower seeds left in the seed packet, so we took them into Monkey’s Nursery School this morning so all the children can grow a sunflower there this Spring.