The visual language of the show is specifically geared for young viewers; the characters are emphasized, colorful and the fruits and vegetables are drawn in an easily recognizable manner.
Each episode tells a simple story, easily tracked by the young viewers. The story is full of innocent humor propelled by the characters’ naiveté, the dynamics of their relationship and Nina’s occasional unexpected sneeze, which shakes the entire garden.
Nina’s hunger and her inability to wait before tasting the new fruit/ vegetable they just found, is the common thread that propels the story. She wants immediate gratification while Jeff makes her understand she needs to wait- first they need to wash the fruit/ vegetable than peel it and maybe even cut it.
The need to delay gratification is well known to the target audience from their daily lives. Like Nina, they too would wish to never having to wait and they too have their own “Jeff” asking them to wait.
Nina and Jeff in their adventures in the garden demonstrate the most natural way of learning – learning through exploring and through trial and error. To a large extent, Jeff represents the adult role (or elder sibling) guiding Nina towards finding the answers and serving as a mediator between her and the surrounding world. Much like a parent exploring Google with his child to find an unknown answer, Jeff does not know everything. He does know what questions to ask and where he might find the answers.
Nina’s and Jeff’s relationship are very much like siblings. They share a home; common habits and routines and most importantly they know each other’s shortcomings… This familiarity extends beyond the screen and creates a very warm and inviting atmosphere for the viewers. Everyone who watches the program will very quickly feel right at home in Nina and Jeff’s garden.