John’s tuin

Introducing John’s tuin (garden). I’m forever chasing him out of the main gardens as he tends to stand on plants so I though we’d make a new garden together so he could have his own plants to look after and eat. Mum and John bought this cute purple flower for his garden. He loved getting his hands dirty and putting his own seeds in. We planted snap peas, rainbow carrots, beetroot and oregano in his little garden. John was such a pro at plating down the plant and pushing his little finger in the potting mix then popping seeds in. I guess he’s seen me do it his whole life. I love that he’s getting involved.
John loves watering the garden and was so proud watering his own garden.
We made a spoon label for his tuin. I only had a sledge hammer as I couldn’t find a smaller one and so my label is not as good as it could be.
Here we have John’s tuin. So cute.
John loves it. He’ll love it even more once things start growing.
I’m super glad we made this together. John was so cute and excited about having his own tuin. Do your kids have gardens? What do they like to grow?
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4 thoughts on “John’s tuin

  1. September 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    SMILE one can never start gardening too young. Your son I am sure is going to catch the gardening bug. Our son has his own garden and umm grows everything he likes to eat plus tobacco and hops. SMILE. It sure has given him a life long love of gardening.
    Love Leanne

    1. September 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Great to hear. Wow your son is so cool! Gardening is so good for the plate, pocket and soul. John likes eating and so will enjoy growing his own specially garden. Hops cool I want some of them along my fence must get some. Mx

  2. September 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    What is a tuin? Obviously a garden and/or pot, but where does the word come from? I’ve never heard it before. Is it a NZ term?

    1. September 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

      He he cute no it’s the Dutch word for garden. I didn’t have room on the label for the word garden so we agreed to put tuin on it. I am Dutch and John speaks it as well. Mx