Learning through Planting

Let me start out this post by being perfectly honest.... I know NOTHING about gardening.  {Seriously!}  However.... I have been wanting to plant something with the boys for a long time.  So... armed with some advice from a friend, the boys and I headed to Canadian Tire and the Dollar Store to collect the things we needed. 

We bought:
  • Three pots... one for each boy
  • Potting soil
  • Watering Can
  • Seeds
We are growing Nasturtium.  The seeds are big (which made for easier planting), and the flowers will be bright yellow and orange.  Also, the package says they are "very easy to grow and tolerant of drought and poor soil".  Sounds foolproof, right?  We'll see!  lol

First, the boys filled the pots with soil.

Second, the boys planted the seeds 1 inch apart and 1 inch deep.  They loved pushing the seeds down into the dirt.

Third, the boys watered their seeds.  (These plants like damp watering and full sun.)

That's it!  Not sure how successful this will be... but I will keep you posted.  :-) 

If nothing else, the boys learned something, and we had a fun afternoon planting seeds!

**Update (June 26):  Look what we did!  The plants grew, and we moved them outside.  Fun, eh?  Maybe next year we'll tackle a real garden.  :-)

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

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  1. Yay!! So glad to see that they grew :)

  2. Looks like they had a great time! I am also "gifted" with a brown thumb, but we managed to grow some lettuce and tomatoes last year :) Who knows what this year will bring!


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