Last weekend I sat down with Sam and Lily and a seed catalogue. It was the nicest hour of my whole week.
I’ve been doing my own planning for this year’s garden and allotment this week, so it was a great opportunity to get the kids thinking about what they want to grow in their own little plots down at the allotment.
I think it’s important to involve your kids in every stage of gardening, it helps them understand the significance of whatever they’re doing in the grand scheme of things, and getting them to make their own plans also gives them a big sense of responsibility. In our experience it also makes them more inclined to look after their plot; that emotional investment is started early, before even a seed in sown, and this seems to work its magic.
So… we browsed, we chatted, we drew, we made lists, I drank tea. The result was two wish lists and one rather fabulous drawing of Sam’s plot, I particularly love the bees!
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