Home gardening is a simple way to let our children understand the nature’s way of life. From a single seed to a full-grown plant, we can teach our children about growing up, the importance of nutrients and learning to care for each other. Since gardening can be a low-cost activity, every family can have fun doing it right at their doorsteps. Now, let me share with you my DIY home gardening journal on Father’s Day, Sunday.
Heading down to our local supermarket NTUC Fairprice, I have purchased a large pack of healthy soil, a pack of hot pepper (or chilli padi) seeds and a pack of sunflower seeds. During my previous home gardening experience early this year, I bought a small pack of soil which cost me $2 from a gardening store. After three weeks, I got lots of crawling maggots running in the soil. This time round, I bought a $7 soil which comes with fertilisers and pesticides. This makes it very convenient and easy for a gardening noob like me.
My gardening ingredients bought from NTUC Fairprice cost me less than $10. As for the flower pots, I have decided to reuse the large sized plastic cups from KOI. This is because their cups are tough, comes with clear marking and it’s transparency allows me to take a peek at the roots and the presence of water.
With my flower pots half-filled with soil, two seeds of the same type are placed in each flower pots. Clean water is then poured gently into the soil, making the soil moist and comfortable for the seeds. With the help of Mummy, Kayden had used the black marker to label down the names of the seeds in each flower pots.
Using cable ties, I tied up the flower pots onto the railings so that the seeds can have an adequate amount of sunshine. Now, we have to wait four to six weeks before the seeds start to germinate.