A little over a month ago I was invited to take part in a fun project with Tiger Sheds to grow our very own lettuce in the garden with the kids and track our progress each week. I knew this would be something the kids would love we’ve done bits of gardening before and they just love getting mucky and helping me.
One slight problem is we hadn’t actually managed to keep anything alive so we took the challenge and I explained to the girls they really must remember to water the lettuce everyday or mummy is going to be very embarrassed when the 4 weeks are up!
Here’s how we got on..
Week 1: all the bits we needed arrived and we got very messy with soil in the garden – Lottie got a little over excited and started throwing it about, Bella managed to come worse off but found it hilarious and the seeds were planted and ready to grow!
Week 2: oh the excitement to see something growing, the girls were so proud of themselves and their brilliant watering skills.
Week 3: What a difference a week makes they over doubled in size and started to really look like lettuce!
Week 4: Time to harvest they shot up again this week and were massive the girls helped me pick some great leaves and we enjoyed ham and lettuce sandwiches – yum!
We really enjoyed this project and I am so proud to of kept something growing and to actually be able to enjoy it at the end – I’ve killed cress before (yes really) so this was a big achievement.
You can read all about the Tiger shed’s grow along project here where you will find lots of great tips and hints.