Monday 10 June 2013

Meet the Veggies!

Spurred on by Nana and granddad's vegetable plot, last year we decided to have a go at growing some French beans and we were all pleasantly surprised at how well they did.

Nana's Strawberries!

Ruby thoroughly enjoys her time spent at nanas house and in particular, helping to pick all the vegetables in the the vegetable plot. So this year we have decided to expand and grow some more vegetables in our own garden. We have decided to grow our vegetables in large tubs so that they don't take up as much space and we don't have to spend lots of time making sure the soil is good enough quality to plant the vegetables into.

Prep the soil!

Over the weekend we headed off to a small local garden centre; the staff there are amazing and so knowledgeable when helping us to select the best type of vegetables to grow in our containers; they even taught us how to look after them, which is brilliant for novices like us!

Ruby had great fun looking at all the pretty flowers and vegetables; her memory amazes me as she is able to recall some of the plant and flower names so easily.

Ruby enjoying the plants

After some careful consideration we decided to plant some beans, new potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Ruby and I set to work on making sure all of the soil was OK, ready for the vegetables to go into. Ruby really loves to dig in the big containers and I am not sure how I am going to keep her away from digging especially in the potato pot where you cant actually see them growing yet.

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that Ruby loves water, she thoroughly enjoyed filling the watering can with water from the water butt and wetting the soil. We then dug holes and planted out the vegetable plants.




Followed by Ruby doing some more watering.


We are all very much looking forward to seeing how our vegetables grow. Ruby has now decided that its her job to water all the vegetables daily, and goes off on her own to fill up her little watering can from the water but so that she can water the pots; I don't even have to ask!


  1. I love how much they look like they got into it all. It's going to be so exciting watching them grow together and picking all the veg. I used to love doing that when I was a kid. I can't wait until Potato is old enough to do this with me

  2. Great choices, they should all grow well and I love the big tubs, we planted up the green house about a month ago and already it is shooting away. Hope you see the same rewards. My children are still watering daily, with just a little nudge from me, good to get them involves right at the start. Thank you for linking up to Country Kids.

  3. I think its so great seeing children involved in the garden & of course she will be able to enjoy the fruits or should that be veg of her labour.

  4. Good luck with your plants! The kids look like they really enjoyed planting them. Our plants all need transplanted now... I'm afraid I'm going to kill them all!