Planting A Rainbow

|By Would Like To Be| family fun, playing outside

When Poppy spotted this Plant A Rainbow set hidden away in the cupboard today, I thought “what a good idea”. Not too sunny, not to wet – a perfect day for planting pretty flowers.

Everything we needed was included so we grabbed our jackets and headed off into the garden. We filled a tub with water and got ourselves organised:

 

 

First we had to wet the compost blocks:

 

 

Then watch as they magically grew:

 

 

Next we took our tiny seeds and planted them:

 

 

Once the girls got over their initial “we don't want to get dirty” they enjoyed wriggling their fingers in the soil, burying the tiny seeds and then patting them down:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we labelled them with stickers so we knew what was in each pot:

 

 

Everyone loves stickers, especially Rosie:

 

 

Then we lined them all up to see what we had done:

 

 

So all that was left to do was wash our dirty hands:

 

 

Lots of fun and good teamwork too:

 

 

We've planted Californian Suncap (yellow), Flax (red), Bells of Ireland (green), Venus's Looking Glass (blue) and Swan River Daisy (purple). We just have to wait now.

I can't wait to see them grow :-)

 

Karen x

 



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9 Comments

9 Comments on Planting A Rainbow

  1. TheBoyandMe
    April 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Great photos of them planting their seeds, I hope they germinate quickly because there’s nothing worse than making them wait!

    Nipping over from the Country Kids linky.

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  2. Jenny Paulin
    April 22, 2013 at 7:22 am (2 years ago)

    such a wonderful activity to do outdoors Karen and they look so happy to be gardening. i must get my act together and do this with my two before it is too late. look forward to seeing them in bloom x

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    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      April 22, 2013 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      You have such lovely garden so will have lots of fun with our boys. We are limited as will be on the move again soon but they loved it anyway :-) x

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  3. MyMillsBaby
    April 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Awesome. Those magic compost things are great aren’t they? Much less mess than conventional compost. Your girls are doing something great for the environment too as wildflowers are great for the decling insect population x

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  4. Katie @mummydaddyme
    April 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Aw what a lovely idea Karen, it will be great to watch them all grow.

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  5. familyfourfun
    April 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm (1 year ago)

    This is great!
    Hope you’re going to share how they do – look forward to seeing them grow too! Xx

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