See how our garden grows… #KidsGrowWild Challenge

We LOVE to grow things in the garden. Last summer the children planted sunflowers and measured them (every day!) to see whose would grow the tallest. This year we have been growing strawberries, carrots and corn-on-the-cob. Gemma and Jacob have loved seeing where food actually comes from, and eating the strawberries as they have appeared.
So we were very keen to take part in the #KidsGrowWild Challenge. We were sent a lovely little gardening kit containing everything we needed to get started:

Our bag contained:
  • Fork
  • Trowel
  • Gardening gloves
  • 3 packets of seeds
  • Watering can
  • Plant labels

We got straight out in the garden, to the little area in the corner which is the ‘Childrens Patch’ – this is where they grow their own things.

First, we all had a good look at the seeds, and Gemma told us all about what they had learnt about ‘how things grow’ at school.
 Gemma and Jacob took it in turns to dig little holes, tip in the seeds and water them in. They then sat there for about 10 minutes staring at the ground – when I asked them what they were doing they said they were waiting for the flowers to grow. I had to explain it took a little longer than that!
They have made labels for their plants – ‘Gemma’s flowers’ and ‘Jacob, Stay off’

We have been checking on our flowers every day, and little green shoots have just started to appear, which the kids are VERY excited about. 
Getting out in the garden and growing things is such a great thing to do – fresh air, teamwork and interactive learning make for a very happy mummy and very happy children!
* This post is an entry for BritMums #KidsGrowWild Challenge *
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. June 19, 2013 / 10:14 pm

    I love the Kids Grow Wild challenge. Brilliant idea. I wish we had remembered sunflowers this year, it is one we have done for the past few years from gardening club at school, like you there is always a race to see whose is biggest! Good to see you have shoots coming through for their efforts. Thank you for linking to Country Kids, I hope you will come back again to Country Kids when they are fully grown.

  2. June 20, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Love seeing them working together. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. June 26, 2013 / 9:03 am

    Well done kids 🙂 we had fun with our kit too 🙂

  4. June 26, 2013 / 10:25 am

    We hope to do stuff like this when we get moved from our flat and eventually get a garden .Nice post 🙂 Found you on the Super Busy Mum Blog Hop

  5. June 26, 2013 / 10:27 am

    I love seeing children having fun gardening, looks like a brilliant little kit.

  6. June 26, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    I wish mine were into gardening. I just can’t get them interested in it. Really enjoyed seeing yours have so much fun 🙂

  7. June 26, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    We haven’t done ours yet, but can’t wair to get out inti the garden once i am mobile again

  8. June 26, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Lovely to meet you! I’m so scared of creepy crawlies and not having a garden only makes it more scary any time someone suggests gardening!

  9. June 26, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Looks fab, I completely missed the post calling for this challenge as my gang would love it! 🙂

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