Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:44
Hi folks.. I've been reading back last couple of weeks as I've been away, wasn't aware of Dove's loss when I started posting again, my humble apologies Dove, and God rest in peace (with a sausage roll). I had to say on reading about your kids being excited about gardening,, and what it meant to you.. it drew a tear to my eye, just as it did to my father and mother's when they saw me take up the battle against pests and trouble, to TRY to grow something be it veg or flowers and be as proud as you can.. It really is like a calling to arms, and I personally can't wait to see my two daughters declare war like we have, it's almost tribal!!! My two daughters are constantly on at me to be out planting or weeding.. honestly, who needs a work diary? Anyways, I think too little is taught about the benefits of growing things you can eat and how it works within the grand scheme of nature.. Most kids in cities think carrots grow in supermarkets..
Case in point, a friend of my eldest daughter at age 6 said to me, what are you doing? When I said growing tomatoes etc, she said 'but you get them from when mummy goes shopping' . I will say though, she really enjoyed the sungold I served her and also the lettuce and spinach and beetroot shoots for her dinner. My kids already know the difference between homegrown and supermarket, it takes not huge effort, even in cities. I'm going to do a talk and give away all my 'extra' seedlings at my youngest daughter's play group..
Anyways waffling away, enjoy this weather while it lasts, it's brought all them seeds on a treat, it's just finding the space now!!!