What beautiful weather for a spot of yardening! Joss planted some seeds ages ago, basil, oregano and salad leaves, they were in the kitchen window and she’d ask to be lifted up to see her ‘planties’
They sprouted, then they sprouted some more and before long they were lovely leggy herbs ready for planting outside.
What fun to be nearly two and have your own yarden patch!
With a small trowel and a children’s watering can, a packet of seeds, some sun and good luck we’re starting to create a space we can all enjoy!
And toddler friendly tips?
- You could start small with some ‘quick wins’ like sunflower seeds, they grow really fast to keep little one’s interested!
- Wild seed mixes are lovely, you can just sprinkle them and let the birds and the bees do their work and be surprised by what you get
- Tell them about bees, worms, spiders and ants as you go! Did you know that three quarters of the foods we eat — fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs — need pollinators to reproduce? I think we’re going to read up on encouraging bees and chat about why they’re so important
- You don’t need to buy a lot but having some child sized tools will be handy, Joss couldn’t lift our watering can when full!
- Make spot just for them, we painted a pot plate with a few outdoor paints and wrote her name on it a few windmills and ornaments add to the feel that it’s just for them