I’ve finally got into the gardening mood! The sun has been shining, and it has brought a spring to my step! Just waiting for it to warm up now before I seriously tackle the weeds in the garden.
On a recent visit to Band Q (if you call over a month ago recent….) I saw this box and thought it was quite cute so I got it for my little munchkin. Since then she has been hassling me to open it but it’s been sitting on my stairs for the past month. I thought if I put it away I will totally forget about it. At least with it being left on the stairs it reminded me I had to get it sorted!!!
I FINALLY got round to opening it last night and sowing the seeds!
In it was a round, flat bit of compact soil, red glitter and 4 straws.
I was a little bit bemused by the straws and couldn’t work out what they were for and sat there scratching my head. Finally I did remember that there will probably be some instructions on the box! (What can I say? It had been a long day at work!) Anyway you will see what the straws are for at the end.
There were also some fairy stickers. Well I guess they had to justify why it was called a fairy garden!
After unpacking everything we added some water to the flat compost and watched it expand like magic! Well, for a young child I guess it is magic unless you explain the water is making it expand in scientific terms. I was happy to go along with magic for now.
Once it was softened sufficiently we had to spread it round and prepare it for the seeds. I think I ended up putting too much water in as it was a bit soggy!! It could stop the seeds from growing. Will have to wait and see.
There were plenty of seeds! A complete mixture. I am now thinking I should have sown some in a separate pot as that tray is not going to be big enough once the seedlings emerge.