Smarties have been assisting me whenever I am preparing meals for them. One day, they suggested how nice it would be if we can grow our own veggies. Ah ha! I agreed with them and so, we have decided to embark on the gardening journey.
You may think why would we want to go ahead doing the gardening instead of many other activities/hobbies? It is because:
1. me, the mommy, wants fresh veggies
2. is a fun and healthy hobby
3. smarties able to connect to nature
4. smarties able to learn new skills and about science while growing their own food
5. is a self-confidence builder as they get to take care of and grow their own food
6. learn about responsibility while caring their own plants and others too!
7. great family bonding activity
Most importantly, they understand where the food comes from. See the many benefits of gardening?
Smarties were excited. So here we go, heading to a gardening essential provider known as Ji Mei Flower to get our stuffs! There were lots of ooohs and ahhhs when we were there. Smarties were busy exploring the plants, the flowers and many other items at the store.
We found some plants we have never seen before…
and plants that gor gor have read about it in his books and now getting to see it in real life. For example, the Venus Flytrap…
the Pitcher plant…
and also our national flower: Orchid.
Smarties also discovered the different types of tools used for gardening…
and the decorations to beautify the gardens.
After some exploration, they started their shopping spree. They checked out the store for stuffs that they need for their gardening purposes.
Looked like they were really on a shopping spree, don’t you think?
Finally, the last items to get and the most important ones are the seeds.
Oops…not forgetting the soil! Mei mei was busy surveying which soil to get.
When all’s done, is time to pay and get home to do some preparation. It was a fruitful trip to Ji Mei Flower as we managed to get everything we want at one stop shop. Smarties had an eventful time at the store as they got to learn about the different types of flowers, plants, soil, seeds, etc. Poor me had to keep googling to find answers for them but but but I got to learn together with them and it made learning so much fun!
It’s amazing to see smarties observed and discovered the different types of plants and flowers when we were there. It also amazed me when gor gor managed to name and explained to me the plants that I did not know of.
Alrighty, time to get back home and start our gardening! Do stay tuned to our next post on our gardening journey part 2.