In the story the kids shrink and are able to go and visit seeds underground. They see how carrot seeds start sprouting (above) and visit onion ladies (below). They also hear the weeds boasting about how they won't let the small carrots grow and they promise the carrots that they'll pull all the weeds out the next day.
The kids already know the story but don't mind hearing it over and over again. Apart from the story we also love the illustrations.
This is part of our garden. The picture was taken about a week ago when we did this study and the difference is already huge; everything seems to grow so fast! Closest to the camera are kale (Brassica oleracea Acephala group), then rocket (Eruca sativa) and closest to Lucas dill (Anethum graveolens). We also have spring onion, basil, broccoli, green beans and maxixe growing.
We pulled some weeds from the dill and the kids thought it was great fun. I picked dill for them to work with as the leaves are so clearly recognisable that I knew they would be pulling only weeds and not the dill :) They obviously also got to taste some dill and thought it was yummy.