Soil isn't only great for making mudpies, it is for growing vegetables, flowers, plants and occasionally digging up treasure.
The Growers, Book 1 contains an amazing circle of paper attached to the inside rear cover of the book. This incredible paper is 100% recycled, handmade British Wildflower Seed Paper - it is RHS Perfect for Pollinators approved.
Mix contains: Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Black Knapweed, Black Medick, Common Vetch, Meadow Buttercup, Musk Mallow, Ox-Eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Red Campion, Selfheal, White Campion, Yarrow, Browntop Bent, Red Fescue, Crested Dog’s Tail, Meadow Fescue and Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass.
A wellington boot full of scented lavender? An old watering can with tulips sprouting from it.
This is very easy and almost any container will do.
To create incredible planters:
1) Make holes in the bottom of the chosen container for drainage (an adult can use scissors, a sharp knife or even a metal skewer).
2) Once the container has plenty of drainage, children can fill with good soil or compost.
3) Plant seeds or garden plants.
4) Water and enjoy.
Have a look around your garage or house - be as sensible or a silly as you want.
Wellington boot / trainer / stiletto
Plastic bottles (half) / cans / cartons
Tea pot / colander / tea caddy
Plastic boxes / paint tins / biscuit tins
The Growers Top Tips:
Have a selection containers ready and let the children choose, this gives them a sense of ownership and more interest in the project.
This is a wonderful way to introduce children to growing seeds because the planters look fantastic before the seeds start to grow.
Email photographs of your wild planters to email@example.com we'd love to see your successes (or failures).