Mother with little son cultivating plants at home

Summer memories

Summer is always the best time of the year for me. When I was 12 years old, my parents moved to Vietnam because of my dad’s work. I stayed there for three years; then, we moved back to Germany. It was not a long time, but I always remember the summer memories in the tropical country, bright colors, heat of the sun, flavor, and taste of tropical fruits.

I was into Vietnamese street foods every afternoon, Tom – my neighbor – and me, we went to the big river of the city to fly skies, pick up some sour mangos, fresh watermelon with chili salt before come home for dinner.

Growing Flower at home

Now, it’s just memories. This year, because of the Coronavirus, we stayed at home almost the time. My son – Tom – named after my favorite friend of my childhood – is four years old now. My wife and I want to create some pleasant summer memories for our son; we decided to make a small garden backyard and let my son join the project.

Tom was excited in his very first project; tiny fingers touched everything. We want to grow some veggies for our family, some flowers, some cactus while Tom just wanted to play with water from the tub backyard after 3 minutes joining the project.

We bought to earth from a local flower shop, one for flowers, and one for vegetables. Maries – my wife – would like to have some lavender pots; she loves the flagrant of the charming purple flower. We bought three small lavender pots from the store and moved them together to a new bigger pool.

I love salad, and Tom loves Spinach. Let tried to grow some greenie at home. I hope our little garden will not be bothered by snail – the most enemies of salad. I put some seeds on the hole after fill pots with special earth for vegies, while Tom helped me to water them.

Cactus Houseplant Collection Decoration Set

Marie was happy with her lavender and cactus corner, while Tom and I were satisfied with our salad pots. I hope we can harvest them one day. After finishing the project, we have dinner with some fresh salad cost 2 euro per package, backed French baguette, and Morazela cheese, watching Start war together. I’m happy because my son also loves this series. I watched Star war for the first time with my parents. My dad is also a big fan of Stars war, now the club has a new member named Tom. 😉

Further reading

10 Steps to begin a garden 

19 Ways to make a garden in your home