Hello and welcome to my blog! I will be writing all about gardening with kids and hopefully you will get some fun gardening ideas which you can use with your kids at home or at school.
Yesterday, I spent a fun filled hour with the kids at Castle Creche in Castleconnell. They were aged 3 to 4 and had lots to say and were really excited. We learned all about peas, we saw the pea plant, the leaves, flowers, pods and the peas inside the pod. A little shy at first, we were delighted when Dillon volunteered to eat a lovely fresh pea. All the kids followed suit and ate the lovely young pods too! Sam, who never eats his veg, loved the peas....but they do taste different from frozen and canned varieties!
We planted our peas in biodegradable pots, which we decorated with stickers and we added a pea stick for support. We labeled it with a nice coloured lollipop stick. When the kids get home, they can plant their pea, pot and all, into the ground or in a larger container, not forgetting the pea stick and label.
- Peas are a good source of Vitamin C and Protein
- Peas are hungry plants and like lots of feed.
- Water sparingly at first, keeping soil moist, but water well when in flower so that the pods will be nice and plump.
- Peas are part of the legume family along with French Beans, Broad Beans and Runner Beans, to name a few.