How to Grow Seeds with Kids
It’s the perfect time of year to encourage your little growers to get into gardening. Getting the children interested in gardening has never been easier with masses of products and information available to educate and inspire young people.
When selecting projects with children in mind, it’s a good idea to try things which are simple and give quick results to keep their interest. Try seeds from our Little Growers range for great results.
The following projects are ideas to try with the kids;
Sow sunflower seeds into small pots of John Innes Seed Sowing Compost. Keep the pots on the kitchen windowsill to encourage germination and then once your little plants are well underway gradually acclimatise them to outside temperature before planting them out where you want them to flower. Sunflowers are a tried and tested favourite with children as they grow so quickly. Have a competition to see who can grow the tallest. Try Little Growers Sunflower Sunshine Giant or if you don’t want them to grow quite so tall try Little Growers Sunflower Teddy Bear, a dwarf variety that bears lots of flowers.
For a bumper crop sow Little Growers Courgette Eight Ball seeds into small pots of John Innes Seed Sowing Compost on the kitchen windowsill. Once your seedlings start to grow get them used to outside temperatures gradually before planting them out either in the garden or into containers of West+ Multi Purpose Compost & 4 Month Feed. Keep them well fed and watered and these plants will repay you with a bountiful crop of delicious, snooker ball sized fruit. The more you pick, the more they will grow!
For something a little different grow Little Growers Sweet Corn Popcorn Robust this year. Sow the seeds into small pots of compost on the kitchen windowsill. Once your seedlings start to grow get them used to outside temperatures gradually before planting them out in the garden. Look after them throughout the summer and then enjoy delicious home grown popcorn in the autumn.