If you’ve been with us for a while you’ll know that growing vegetables is a big part of our summer rhythm. You’ll have heard all about veg patch and probably know more than you want to know about our hens.
Gardening is such a long process, especially for a toddler. Alfie’s not quite 3 so a growing season one eight of his life – the equivalent of 4 years for me as a 30 year old! Planting seeds is over and done with in an afternoon or two and I wanted to draw out the process to help him recognise seeds and make the connection between seed and plant.
I put together this tray to allow for longer periods of exploration and some repetition. On the tray are four jars of seeds and a picture representation of each vegetable. I’ve paired it with the book My First Discoveries – Vegetables.
How We’ve Been Using Our Vegetable Seeds Tray
The tray itself was used for between 10 and 15 minutes a day this week while the book has been browsed several times and brought to me for discussion frequently.