Gardening with Thinly Spread 5

Chris at Thinly Spread and Kate at Kate takes 5 have teamed up to produce an idiots guide to gardening with children.  Even though we have raised beds, I usually leave the gardening to MadDad and the boys, but this year these ladies have inspired me to take charge and join in.

The week before last me and the boys planted tomatoes, sunflowers, peas and beans and put them in a tiny plastic greenhouse that I purchased from Aldi.


I am really amazed at just how well they have done.  One thing I have to remember is being in the frozen north we have to plant a couple of weeks after Chris does.  So I may need to pot on some of the beans.  I have not been as successful with the kale I planted as none of the weeds have germinated.  We also have planted onion sets and potatoes in two of the raised bed.

So my action list for this week is as follows:

  • Purchase some sweet pea seeds
  • Purchase some more kale seeds
  • Purchase some rainbow chard seed

I’m linking this post up to the ‘Come sow with me’ meme which is being run to support @ONECampaign ‘LetsThrive’ campaign. For more information read this.