We’re trying to inspire Monkey to get up close and personal to nature by looking at insects and growing his own vegetables.
I recently read a post by the lovely Chez Maximka about gardening with her son using products from a company called My Seedlets. My Seedlets has been set up by Blue Peter’s resident gardener, Chris Collins, to provide children with specifically designed gardening equipment and accessories to help them utilise their green fingers. There are different items available in three ranges – beginners 3-5 years, intermediate 5-10 years and experts 8-14 years.
Well, I was really chuffed when they agreed to send Monkey some items so he can pursue his gardening hobby 🙂 through the on-line shop The Handpicked Collection.
The weather has been awful, and I must admit to being a bit of a ‘good weather only’ kind of gardener myself (bad habit I know). Anyway, finally we had some sunshine so it was time to get a couple of our My Seedlets projects underway.
I got Daddy P to nail the hotel up on one of our fence posts in a position where we can observe any activity from our Living Room as the months go by. As with gardening, this will be a test of patience for Monkey as we wait for our guests to arrive. My Dad thinks we may attract lone bees and wasps (not too keen on wasp visitors) in the summer and hopefully some ladybirds during the winter. We will keep you posted.
Secondly we had received a number of different vegetable seeds and decided to plant up some Courgettes in the Propagator they came with. So Monkey donned his new gardening gloves, picked up his trowel (I really like this plastic set, Monkey does have a metal set which soon became more like dangerous weapons!) and we set to work.
Monkey definately enjoys this process ….
So now the waiting begins for those first shoots. Monkey will be checking their progress every day I’m sure. Each item in the My Seedlets range comes with some tips from Chris ….
to help the budding young gardener.
I love this range of products and they have certainly inspired Monkey. Over the weekend we will be planting Pumpkins, Carrots and Parsnips along with some Lettuce and Rocket – watch this space for next update ……disclaimer: we were sent the items mentioned for the purpose of review, our comments however, remain our own honest opinions.