Update on Veggie Patch

Here’s some photos to show how our herbs and veggies are growing.

Sweet peas just emerging

  
Sweet peas really emerging …

  
Spinach just emerging…

  
Spinach getting bigger …

 
The corn is growing bigger but seems to have slowed done now. Not even sure when it’s supposed to be planted but it’s probably not the right season. Still it’s fun to see it growing.
 
We planted some spring onions too which are doing nicely…

  

The parsley is really thriving. It looks so much healthier than when we bought it.  

 

Can’t say the same for the basil it looks practically the same as when we first bought it. We’ve used a few leaves in our cooking to try encourage more growth but doesn’t seem to have made a difference. 

  
The kids have lost a bit of interest in watching things grow but once we start being able to “harvest” some of our goodies I’m sure their interest will return.   

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D is for … Dinosaur

Last week our Kindy boy was learning about the letter D so what better to learn about than … Dinosaurs!

To start the week off on, Monday morning I set up our water table with a dinosaur habitat …

 
This was enjoyed by all the kids! One side we had water with rocks and then ‘land’ in the other! The land was actually bi-carb and by adding in a squirt bottle of vinegar it added another element of fun!

They loved seeing the foaming bubbles when the two mixed together!

Our whole plastic dinosaur collection got to enjoy being washed in foaming bi carb and dipped in water to clean off!

   
  


The table was left out all day and the kids added more to it over the day …

 
They added leaves to the water to make a ‘swamp’ and had lots of imaginative play! 

This T-Rex is carrying it’s baby!

  
They then moved on to play more “imaginative” games in the backyard making a home for a cockroach in a box complete with a bridge made from a palm branch …

  
I’ve learnt to get used to all the “beautiful” and “cute” insects that they adopt!

They then used a slide as a stretcher to carry sick people …

  
This was sparked by our Anzac Studies the week before Anzac Day which they still keep talking about! (Might write a post about this later if I remember)

We then enjoyed “Dinosaur” pie …

 
Thanks to a dinosaur sandwich cutter Master 4 received for his birthday!

Followed by “Dinosaur Fossil Footprint” biscuits …

 
It was a really great start to the school week while we learnt about Dinosaurs!

The rest of the week we read dinosaur books from the library and did some dinosaur worksheets!

 
  

This is a cut and paste dinosaur we did!

We had a great time learning and playing with our dinosaurs to learn about the letter D! 

Veggie and Herb Patch

 
We’re attempting to grow some veggies in a newly cleared part of the garden!

Being our first attempt, not sure how it will go but it’s such a great learning experience for the kids and they are so excited to find out each day what’s happened!

  
This plot is actually some corn we grew from popping corn believe it or not! The kids started this “experiment” in a class they participate in at our Homeschool Co-op! 

We’re just continuing it by planting in the garden to see what happens!
 
This plot has a row of Sweet peas seeds at the back and Spinach in the front! We were going to plant some Broccoli seeds too but after a bit of reading found this needed to be started earlier this year to plant out the seedlings now!

Nothing has sprouted yet but we’re watching!

 
This Sweet Basil was grown from seed a couple of months ago, unfortunately it got devoured by ‘something’ while we were away! It’s making a recovery now so hopefully it will grow back nicely! 

   

These two herbs, Parsley and Basil were bought in very average condition and we’ve managed to bring them back to life! The parsley in particular was very sick so was surprised it made it!

The kids are loving helping to get a bunch of herbs to put in our dinners so we’re hoping they can soon pick some peas or grab some spinach as well!

Will try to take progress photos to show the growth over the next few weeks!

What are you growing in your Veggie patch?

 

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