Gardening and I don’t mix. I seem unable to keep a pot plant alive let alone plant a seed and nurture it. Our garden is just grass for that reason. My 7 year old nephew knows much more than I do about plants and vegetables.
However, as a teacher I am fully aware of the benefits that gardening brings to children. I want Adam to experience gardening as much as possible. Luckily I have a green fingered Mum to help!
Nana has an amazing vegetable patch. It is probably bigger than my garden. This is just some of it.
As yet Adam hasn’t really ventured into the vegetable garden. He is usually too busy chasing chickens or pushing his car around the garden. However, Nana wanted his help planting potatoes.
After finally getting Adam to stop trying to throw stones into the holes, Adam soon got the hang of planting the potatoes.
He did get carried away and attempt to put more than one potato in each hole.
And of course he had to clap himself after each potato.
Adam had great fun covering up the potatoes – he preferred to get his soil from one part of the garden meaning he kept trampling over other potatoes.
Adam then got to play with a watering can for the first time. He attempted to fill his little watering can using Nana’s large one.
Adam loved his first venture into Nana’s vegetable garden. I can imagine he will be a frequent visitor from now on. I plan on learning along with Adam on how to grow vegetables so watch this space. You never know – one day I may inherit my Mum’s green fingers!
Adam was 23 months old.