Friday, 3 May 2013

Getting Green

With the nicer weather we have been having here in the UK myself and my sister thought it was time we give our garden a little tlc and a spruce ready for the summer. So including all the not so fun stuff such as mowing the lawn and weeding the garden we thought we would try our hand at growing some strawberries, firstly as its a fun activity for my 2 year old niece to join in with and well who doesn't love strawberries!

We found this little strawberry growing kit in our local Sainsburys and thought it looked really cute and made everything pretty simple which I thinks pretty important for first timers like us. As you can see it came with 6 little pots, solid compost disc', strawberry seeds and fun decorative stickers too. So whilst sat in the garden on a sunny day we thought we would get started. The steps were really easy to follow, firstly you place the compost disc' into water and they expand (a lot) filling with water making it moist to place into the pots. You then plant your little strawberry seeds into all the pots, now at this point it did tell us to put 3 in each pot but the seeds were ridiculously tiny and there was 100s in the bag so we put a few more in as 3 seemed a bit pointless. You then place the pots back into the container they came in which acts like a little greenhouse so it's perfect for the kitchen windowsill. Lastly is the fun stage for the little ones sticking all the stickers on to make it look pretty!

So that was super simple and now all we have to do is wait, it says to water them every couple of days and within 2 or 3 weeks we should see them sprouting, if sprouting is the right word and then they can be placed into the garden and should fully grow in about 6 months! So I'll have to keep you updated on that bit. It has inspired us to plant more veggies in the garden as it is really fun and easy and you get to eat them at the end of the day and who doesn't love eating.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you like this even though it was a little different,, bye for now.x

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