22 June 2011

Three Word Gallery: Grow Your Own

This week it's a Three Word Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The three words I have chosen are Grow Your Own.

We're not big gardeners, but we like to keep the garden neat and tidy. As the children get older it is easier for us to all spend time outside.

My children love being out in the garden. They simply want to help. Here they are doing some weeding. 

Thanks to the influence of Mr Bloom's Nursery they like to feed Compo (our compost bin) everyday. I let them.

We were invited to the launch of that and another new CBeebies programme (the mighty Rastamouse) earlier this year. Sadly, we couldn't make it (gutted doesn't get near how we felt), but they were kind enough to send us the goody bag from the event. In the bag were some lettuce seeds.

We sowed them in a pot, watered them and ran over to look at their progress every day.

We grew our own lettuce. What a fantastic thing to do and so simple.

Maybe we'll branch out and grow a few more veggies. I'll keep you posted.



  1. Your boys look so cute. And they always have so much fun in the garden don't they x

  2. Grow your own really works for my kids too. So far we have strawberries, raspberries, rocket, lettuce, spinach, peas, broad beans, green beans and courgettes. Now if only they would eat their greens!

  3. Inspirational post and sure they taste all the better when home-grown

  4. Great post, I have a ton of tomatoes growing but after a 3 week holiday my garden looks very unkempt I shall be spending a lot of time getting it straight again.
    see you Sat

  5. enjoyed this post - really must get my two out in the garden helping etc!

  6. Thank you for all the lovely comments, we'll definitely be growing more stuff ourselves from now on x


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