Cue one million questions from him because he is wonderfully inquisitive and before I knew it I had suggested that he grow his own herbs.
This meant I had to do lots of reading to make sure I knew what kind of environment they would need, the ideal soil/compost etc.
So off we went to the garden centre, found some window boxes and selected our plants.
Firstly they needed a good water (with his new caterpillar watering can)
The next day we got down and dirty and planted the herbs. N also wrote labels for all the plants so we knew which was which.
|Planting in the back garden|
We selected: basil, coriander, curry, lemon balm, thyme and chives.
We also chose some bee-friendly plants like lavender because N has been learning about the importance of bees at school and is very keen to help keep them happy.
Lastly we chose a strawberry plant - because strawberries are yummy :)
|My boy loves to "display" things at the moment|
|Look how happy he is|
|That cheeky face!|
It was so much fun plotting and executing this project with my boy - fun and educational (everyday's a school day!)
I think it's really important to teach N where his food comes from and how we should care about our natural world and this has been a lovely way to do that.
|From inside looking out - gorgeously green|
The window boxes look gorgeous at the front of our house and it makes the whole place look inviting - the smell is gorgeous and the bees are definitely a-buzzing with happiness - mission accomplished! Now all we have to do is pick some and get cooking.
Have you embarked on a fun project in the garden with your little ones? I love to hear all about it.
Until the next time....