There is something about building and growing your own produce that you can’t get with anything else. The sense of satisfaction to experience the process from seedlings to fruit for you to eat. It tastes different.
I really wanted to set up this experience for my daughters – but also felt it important that they not only sowed the seeds but also had the responsibility of looking after the emerging plants.
We used a mixture of seedlings and small plants to start them off. – This made things a little more interesting for them because they were dying to start caring.
I made them individual “houses” for them to take ownership from a couple of pallets that I quickly painted to smarten them up. The structure was already there – with the pots wedged into the open slats when the pallet is resting on the side.
They were also labelled using chalk paint and chalk to state what they were and decorate the whole thing – they love drawing!