(Goblin is 29 months)
Goblin and I have been planting seeds. I am a very lazy gardener and I don't like the hassle of potting, repotting, transplanting etc. So I picked seeds that can be planted straight into the soil outside and stay there until the plants are fully grown. My rather tiny flower bed is already jam packed with bulbs that Goblin and I planted in the Autumn, so we decided to use some old troughs and a barrel.
The troughs have drainage holes in them and we filled the bottom with gravel and slate from around the garden. Goblin enjoyed scooping the gravel for me.
Our second trough contains carrot seeds. I covered this one in a plastic polytunnel - again more to deter the cats while the seeds are germinating.
We covered the barrel with an old piece of pyrex after Goblin had watered the seeds. I'll have to remember to get Goblin to water them regularly as they won't get any rain while covered. Kitty was very annoyed that I had covered up his favoured litter tray.
And look at this - I don't know if you can see but the mange tout seeds have sprouted already. two little buds poking their head through the soil. I was a bit worried about showing Goblin incase he tried to pick them immediately, but he didn't. I'm looking forward to watching our little garden bloom, and eating the contents when they are ready.
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