There is nothing more my two love than being out the garden , they will spend hours out there pottering and playing. They have started making a small vegetable patch with their Daddy. They have sectioned off an area and have planted some fruit and vegetables , but have plans to plant more.
This year we have an ever-growing list of things we want to plant in the garden. I think this will be great for their development and a great opportunity to teach them where their food comes from. It may also encourage them to each more fruit and veg.
Things on our list to grow include –
- Lettuce and cucumber
- A pumpkin patch
- Green beans and Peas
- We also want to plant some apple trees
Before setting up a vegetable patch you need take in to considertion a few essentials –
You will need some good quality soil for your vegetable garden. Soil is essential to growing fruit and vegetables. Plants get their nutrients from the soil. So, for plants to thrive you need good quality soil.
Plants need lots of sun to give them fuel to grow. Most vegetables need at least eight hours of sun every day. You need to do some research in your garden and position the vegetable patch where you can guarantee eight hours of sun.
Plants need water, you need to ensure that you water your plants every day but you need to also take in to consideration the amount of rainwater where you live.
You need seeds for your vegetable garden , it is best to invest and purchase some good quality seeds to grow your own vegetables as this will be so much better in the long run.
You will also need some tools etc to set up your vegetable patch including things like gloves , garden tools and trellis for things like pea shoots and sunflowers.
I think it’s really important for little ones to know where their food comes from. My two loved planting , growing , picking and helping to cook potatoes last year. It also encourages them to eat , which is fab when it comes to fruit and vegetables.
We are excited to see what grows this year and of course to pick and eat the yummy goodies. Do you have a veg patch ? Do you have any good tips? Or easy things to grow? Would love to hear about it.