Sowing the Seeds of Love
I'd like to think that I spend quality time with my two, five and three year old girls. Especially in the garden where we have swings and a tree house. We also have all of the usual assortment of toys to keep them busy on Summer days.
We also have a vegetable plot which we recently started. Here, we've sown pumpkins and sunflowers, among other things, and can watch them grow into fine specimens. But one Saturday afternoon, a couple of weeks ago, I was eager to get on with the job of sowing my salad seeds. These included lettuce, spring onions, carrots and a variety of tomato, all of which were a great success last season.
So I directed the two young ladies over to the tree house where they were happy for a time. They were playing house and mixing up all sorts of concoctions for a tea party. But then curiosity got the better of them, as it does! I watched with dubious doubt as they approached me with offers of ‘help’ for dad. So I resigned myself to try and be patient with them. With that, I proceeded to organize the seed sowing with my four extra eager hands and the forty thousand questions that also comes with them.
The prevailing wind was quite strong that day. As a result I watched on in horror! My delicate seeds were being spread everywhere in the garden except in my neat shallow drills. After much stress and many bold words from daddy, I gave in! I decided that this wasn't working and I should leave it until another day.
In the future when I am purchasing my seed packets I will make sure to buy an extra packet or two, for young hands to sow as they wanted to. Either that or I'll wait until the little feckers are in bed!
Paul from Rosslare Harbour, Wexford
Note from Ocean Leaves:
Mix in some Ocean Leaves® Wild Organic Seaweed into your soil or compost when you are sowing your seeds to help them to grow. You can buy this and all your salad seeds and plants in all good garden centres such as in any of the nationwide branches of CountryLife Stores