With spring around the corner and having to prune the roses and many other plants, we have been planning what to plant in the garden.

We have decided on what flower to go with this year and have started our veggie garden.

This is something that can be done by young and old. It teaches kids a bit about where food comes from, other than the shop, and is a sensory activity as well.

We used a box lid and a bunch of toilet paper (TP) rolls. The rolls are nice as the are biodegradable, so when you plant your seedlings in the garden, the roots are protected from heavy handedness, but it will also become compost over time, and the plant will grow in it. So there is no need to take it out of the roll.


First cut the TP rolls in half. Place them tightly together in the box lid.


Now let the kids have fun and fill them halfway with ground.

Sow the seeds and then cover with some more ground and water. (Sorry, we were so busy doing this that I forgot to take a photo of this stage)

After 2 weeks we have our little seedlings growing beautifully and after 4 weeks we will planted the flowers in the garden and our veggies in our veggie box.

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Later on when they are ready to be eaten, the kids can pick whatever is needed for supper.