Sunday, March 9, 2008

See how our garden grows.....

The boys and I planted some seeds a couple of weeks ago. We went to the garden centre and bought six pots and six sets of seeds - they had the choice of what they wanted and chose peas, carrots, tomatoes and sweetcorn. Yes, sweetcorn!!!

I chose a more acheivable spinach and basil. Each day we inspect our 'crops' for growth and to see if they need watering. Luckily for us, or rather for the plants, the morning before we planted, the boys watched an episode of Higglytown Heroes, where a gardener explained how too much water was just as bad for plants as too little.

We haven't had to water for the last few days as it's been rainy, at least not since we bought a new watering can, as the end of the last one fell apart - not from too much use, I can asure you.As you can see, the boys are VERY excited about their new 'garden'.

These are the plants doing the best. Don't ask which is which. I forgot to put the name sticks in before we moved them and they got all mixed up! I cannot tell a germinating pea from a germinating tomato to save my life.
The droopy looking thing in the pink paper is the hyacinth I bought myself for Valentines Day. I have no idea what to do with it, so it's staying outside - maybe it'll flower again, maybe it'll shrivel and die. At least outside, it stands a fighting chance :-)

5 comments:

Bezzie said...

Aww! So cute!!!

Peas have more pronounced cotelydons than tomaters. So I'm going to guess tomato-tomato-pea-hycynth-pea in that last pic!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Well, I would trust Bezzie on which is which. How awesome is the little garden there!

I walked past our empty/dirty planters yesterday and thought I should try to grow something this spring. Check back with me in a couple weeks, okay?! :) Maybe some basil!

cpurl17 said...

Those boys are the cutest of the bunch!

Eryn said...

I agree with cpurl - those boys are the cream of the crop!

Jo said...

I am so jealous that you have things growing! It looks beautiful!