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Thursday, 20 June 2013

#KidsGrowWild Challenge


We are taking part in the MoneySupermarket #KidsGrowWild challange & we were sent this fab little gardening kit to help us on our way. As soon as the kit arrived both boys were super excited, Joseph (4.5) was desperate to plant the seeds & Daniel (3) was happy that we now had a second pair of kids gloves (even though they are too big).


Unfortunately the arrival of the kit coincided with the arrival of rain & wind! It was a good week before we had chance to get out in to the garden. So in the meantime we tested out our tools with a coloured rice sensory box. 

Its hard work this digging!
When we did get out in the garden, it was still cold &windy so we had to wear jumpers. We decided to sow some of our seeds in one of our beds that only had a peony in it. The boys used their tools to dig the ground & add some compost. We decided to sow the mixed flowers & pansies, it was interesting to see how different all the seeds were. Joseph remarked that some were 'curly' some were 'small & black' and some were 'like a brush'.


After we put the seeds in we used our watering cans to water them in. As the paddling pool needed emptying we re-cycled the water. Once the seeds had been thoroughly drenched they moved across to the other bed which contains our prolific mint plant.

We then went in to the front garden to check on our pots & the sunflower seeds we planted about 3 weeks ago. The boys had planted 2 seeds each, however only 3 grew


We are just deciding whether to move them in to a larger pot in the front garden or to put them in the garden like we did last year. Last years sunflowers were destroyed when the wind blew our BBQ on top of them.

Last years efforts, aww look at baby Daniel!
This post is an entry for BritMums' #KidsGrowWild Challenge & we were given the kids gardening kit however all opinions are my own.

x Jo x

P.s. I will update you on our gardens progress later in the year...


9 comments:

  1. Ahhh I'm loving seeing all these children getting stuck in in the garden - just lovely !

    thanks for sharing x

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  2. I hope your sunflowers have better luck this year! I look forward to seeing how they do :)

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  3. Isn't it amazing how much kids love planting and watching things grow? I'm amazed every year at the enthusiasm my kids display for gardening. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

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  4. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people's awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
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  5. They look like they're really enjoying themselves. I hope those sunflowers do brilliantly this year

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  6. how sweet they look, lovely to see them enjoying gardening, mine likes to "help", but needs a full size rake and spade etc!

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  7. Aww, they look like they had a great time gardening. I've only just planted my sunflowers, a bit late but fingers crossed they will do ok. Looking forward to the next garden installment

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  8. I can tell by the photos that they had fun planting their seeds! Let's hope the sunflowers thrive this year and they get to enjoy the results of their hard work. Thanks for sharing with Country Kids.

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  9. Your garden looks great! Thanks for linking to the Outdoor Play Party!

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