As a child I didn’t really do much in the way of gardening and to be honest I am not very green fingered now, but my husband tries valiantly every year to grow as much fruit and veg as he can, we try to involve the kids as much as possible. S and H have been especially keen this year, declaring themselves little gardeners with S being the chief, of course.
Last year we lost most of our crops to slugs, thanks to all the rain and had a very poor year with the apple trees. This year things are looking much better. We have eggshells carefully placed around the edges of our growing area to stop the slugs and already look to have a lot of apples growing.
The children have their own patch of garden where we let them dig, hunt for bugs and grow whatever they want. S has taken to finding and naming worms, sometimes even bringing them into the house to show me. In an attempt to satisfy her worm obsession we made a wormery yesterday, what do you think?
Thanks to the lovely gardening starter kit we were sent, I have high hopes that our garden will soon be full of lovely colourful flowers. S and H did a brilliant job of planting lots of seeds yesterday.
Z wanted to see who could grow the tallest sunflower.
At the end of the day we had 2 tired , but happy little gardeners. The girls had such fun playing together in the garden, it was quite magical for me to watch.
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