Gardening projects for children
Green haired friend
Empty an egg and wash the shell. Fill with compost and sow some cress seeds on top. Use a felt tip pen and draw a face on the shell and stand it in an egg cup. After a few days, your children will be delighted to find they have a new friend with long green hair.
Insert three cocktail sticks into an avacado stone just above the base, then suspend over water with the base immersed.
After several weeks , each stone should produce roots and a shoot, at which time it should be potted up. To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tip when it is about 15cm (6 inches) high
Avocados are usually available from all good local green grocers or supermarket such as ASDA or TESCO
Your children and their friends can each plant a sunflower seed, then enjoy the excitement of waiting to see whose will grow the tallest. They will be intrigued to see the plant grow taller than themselves.
May be have a prize for
- the sunflower race winner !
- the first flower to open !
- a bonus prize if any one gets an unusual colour etc
It will also be lots of fun !
Sunflower giant Yellow seeds are available from our online store £1.20 - 40 seeds
These seeds are ideal for childrens sunflower races
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