Thursday, 20 June 2013

Watering everything: Kids Grow Wild

My daughter loves being outside. Snow, wind, rain, sun, she wants to be outside. Fortunately for us, her lazy parents we have a small garden that is safe for her to run around in. When the opportunity came up for us to get involved with the Kids Grow Wild gardening challenge post by moneysupermarket.com I thought it was a great way to get M to be entertained in the garden: with a bit of  gardening.

(This post is an entry for Britmums #KidsGrowWild Challenge sponsored by Moneysupermarket.com)



toddler gardening and planting seeds
Planting seeds
We were sent a brilliant gardening kit from Little Pals including a bag, little fork, little spade, a gorgeous green metal watering can, little gloves (although too big for a nearly 2 year old) and some Suttons Seeds: sunflower and pansies. M had a great time preparing the flower bed and pots, sewing the seeds, but most of all she loves watering. She waters everything in the garden (including herself) until overflowing.  This is useful when it is dry, less useful when it is raining.
toddler watering plants
Water, water, everywhere
Excitingly after a couple of weeks the seeds now have their second set of leaves coming, still a while until we'll see flowers though. I am enjoying checking the changes every few days and my daughter enjoys watering them and trying to dig them up. It's not really the best partnership, but we'll see how it grows.
Early growth of seeds
First signs of life, getting bigger (and slug damage), second set of leaves
Small Print: this post is a competition entry and we were sent the gardening kit for free.

1 comment:

  1. Some fabulous words and pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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