Dear Mummy, we’re learning about where our food comes from at school. It’s fascinating finding out that it grows from the ground. So I was eager to grow my own in my new kitchen garden!
I’m a big fan of My Fairy Garden and I couldn’t wait to try out their latest product which allows me to grow my own pea shoots. I can see me eating these in ham sandwiches and garnishing pea and ham soup! My mummy is going to eat them in salads and on top of pizza!
Inside the box you receive a long planter and some white picket fencing with a gate at one end, a plastic fairy house with opening door and removable roof, instructions, pea shoot seeds and Fenn the Fairy. We first saw this product at The London Toy Fair back in January so was delighted at having the opportunity to review.
My mummy cleared a place indoors for me to construct my Fairy Garden, as bad weather had stopped play outside. This gave me the opportunity to be green-fingered without necessarily being outdoors.
Inside the box there is a little bag of dried pea seeds, we soaked these while setting up and filling the planter with soil collected from outside.
We lay a mat underneath the table to collect any debris and mess as I got stuck in. There’s everything you need in the box to get started apart from soil. I had fun building the little house and the pieces just slotted into place.
I followed the instructions to make my garden complete and sowed my pea shoot seeds. I soaked them first to soften them and made sure I had a sunny spot on my windowsill available.
My seeds needed lot of light to grow and you need to remember to water them regularly! Thankfully it only took a couple of days to see results which made me want to care for my little seedlings more!
I loved the addition of Fenn the Fairy, which is a beautiful new fairy that comes with the garden. She is different from the usual Fairy Garden fairies because she has hinged legs and can sit on the fence.
The peas were easy for little fingers to plant and I had loads of them! In fact I could have planted half of them and saved the rest for another cycle.
Only a week after planting on my sunny window sill my kitchen garden was growing well and green shoots were sprouting though.
Soon afterwards my garden started to resemble a jungle. Day eight and we decided to harvest them. Before I cut my pea shoots I had fun playing with Fenn the Fairy amongst the tall shoots.
After the initial fun of sowing the seeds at the beginning and making my Fairy Garden it was exciting to see the results. It’s brought so much joy watching the seeds grow and monitoring every morning before school. I loved having the responsibility of watering the seeds and tending to my garden.
I didn’t feel sad after I harvested my garden either and collected my pea shoots, as the beauty of this toy allows me to re-plant and re-use the planter when we’ve eaten what we’ve grown.
I can’t wait to buy some more seeds and grow flowers this time round (not eat them) in my Fairy Garden. It’s such a simple kit to help kids grow seeds. Priced at £11.99 it’s perfect for little green fingered people.
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were given this Fairy Kitchen Garden to review, all pea shoots are grown by us and we’re super proud!