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#KidsGrowWild Gardening Challenge

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 19-06-2013

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“This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge”

One of the best things about our house is that we have a garden. Having spent years living in flats with Hubby we thought it was important to get a house with a garden once we had Little Man. Plenty of space for him to run about in, as well as somewhere to put the all important outdoor toys! What I also love about having a garden is that I have space to grow things. I’ve got lots of flowers and plants growing at the moment, as well as a selection of fruit and vegetables. Our garden even has a special miniature garden for Oscar our tortoise in it!

Little Man isn’t a particularly keen gardener. He’d much rather dig in his sand pit than in the ground, but I wanted to give him his own little patch to grow a few flowers in and encourage him into gardening, as well as teaching him about seeds and growing things. The #KidsGrowWild Challenge from Brit Mums in association with Money Supermarket seemed the ideal opportunity. We were sent a very cute gardening set which included a small bag, a watering can, gloves, tools and all important seeds.

I’ve got him a tub all of his own and in it we are going to plant some of the seeds he was sent and he can be in charge of watering that tub and watching it grow. Watering is one activity I can get him interested in, so I’m thinking this is the best way to get him started. He is also a fan of picking the fruit when its ready, so perhaps I need to make him Chief Fruit Picker. Fingers crossed the raspberries and strawberries will be ready soon. Now if the weather can just stay nice for a while we might have a better chance of getting out there and gardening together!

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Fruit for the Summer when it arrives! Great post. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part
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What a lovely garden, beautifully green. We particularly like Oscar’s patch! Hopefully the weather will improve long enough for you to get out there and enjoy it. We can’t wait to see the progress of all your hard work!

We also wanted to congratulate you on such a fantastic blog, we’re new to it but really enjoying following all of your adventures!

Thank you for your comments! I am really proud of Oscar’s patch, though he is more intent on eating it then admiring it.
I have been looking for a good companion seat for in a shady patch of my garden. Off to take a look at your website for inspiration. I may well be in touch!

Well hopefully Oscar won’t eat all of it, it would be a terrible shame! That sounds like a lovely idea, please let us know if there is any way we can help you.

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