Planting Herbs With Lukeosaurus

March 24, 2015

Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk

Hello, lovelies.

We don’t really have a ‘garden’, we live in a flat but we are lucky enough to have a little roof top where we can hang out our washing and kick a ball around as the shop below us has storage that runs further back than our flat does. It’s all walled off and there’s another flat above us, so we make use of it when we can.
The way our flat is, we get barely any sunlight, but Luke’s room has the most and happens to be the one that backs up into the ‘garden’. (I have no idea why we call it the garden, it’s really not a garden at all!)
We bought a little window sill ‘grow your own’ box of Basil the other day and I decided that Luke should get his green fingers out. I really didn’t want to miss out on some of the most basic and enjoyable Spring activities just because we don’t have an outdoor space to do some gardening.

Those of you who follow my Instagram will have seen me post about these herbs and know how excited I was to plant them up with Luke.

Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
I should have foreseen the disaster. Limited supply of seeds. Limited amount of soil. Seemingly unlimited supply of water…
All things considering, I think it went well. I was trying to take pictures while trying to keep him from tipping the content of the pots all over the floor.
We managed to save some seeds and un-drown the poor things after a crazy toddler melt down and now the little pot sits proudly on the only window sill we have in the entire house – Luke’s room.
I suppose, if it lives, when it’s time to harvest, we can bring it into the kitchen. But until then it can soak up the sunshine!
Luke did enjoy the experience, up until the melt down. He had fun playing with the soil and poking it about and crumbing it between his fingers. Over all, I think he found it to be a really fun sensory experience – maybe it would have been better had we got a grow bag or something larger for him to really explore in.
Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
This is what the packet looks like when you peel off the lid.
Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
Luke did quite well tipping the soil from one container to the next. We had to leave a bit aside to cover the seeds up.
Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
Photographic proof, composed by Luke, that we have covered the seeds with the left over soil. It’s important for you all to know.
Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
After watering, we patted the soil down.
Things To Do In Spring: Plant Herbs! // Get your kids involved in the garden (and in the kitchen) by engaging them in something as simple and as fun as planting a few herbs in the garden. // www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk
I got told off for holding the pot.
Looking back through the pictures, I think he did quite well and I am excited to see little Basil sprouts soon!
What have you been busy planting in your gardens/flower pots/grow bags? I really want to plant up some nice flower pots, so if anyone has any suggestions, please leave a comment! 
LarabeeUK

6 Comments

  • 3 Princesses and 1 Dude

    March 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    we grew herbs last year…well i say grew!!!

    Will definitely try again this year though,in fact we are planning a whole gardening patch!

    Thanks forlinking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      A whole path sounds lovely! I wish I could do that with Luke, must be so much fun for the kids. Thanks for reading. xx

  • Leandra Bramham

    March 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

    How lovely to be able to pick your own basil soon! Primula’s are a good choice at this time of year, they are really cheap and as long as they are watered they’ll last a good few weeks.

    Thanks for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Hopefully, if it grows and I don’t kill it! Knowing me, I will either over water it and drown the poor thing, or completely forget to water it. Oh thank you, I will have a look on Google and see what I can find. Thank you for hosting and reading. xx

  • Emily Higgins

    March 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I’ve been doing this, this week. Like you, I’m looking forward to seeing them grow. Thanks for linking up to the #Binkylinky

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 29, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      I hope they grow! πŸ˜€ I am really excited. I hope your seeds grow well too. Thanks for reading. xx

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