We’re on a mission to plant some seeds this week and would like you to be able to as well. Thank to Innocent Kids we’re making it possible (yes a competition from Rainy Day Mum). From March to the end of April all Innocent drink packs will contain 1 of 6 types of seeds which are easy to grow.
J has never gardened before – yes we’ve played in the dirt but we’ve never planted seeds or grown a plant with him so we were really excited to receive our growing kit from Innocent Kids which has 6 seeds that you too can collect from the Innocent Kids Drink Packs during March and till the end of April as well as a fab yellow watering can – which has gone upstairs with J tonight to make sure that it doesn’t go anywhere else. So he was really excited when I got out our compost bag and explained what we were going to do.
I’m into recycling and hunted through our next load to try and find something that could be used as a seed pot and found the perfect tube which I cut in half and then I punched holes around the bottom to drain any water that would collect (this I did as J is 2 but if you have older children they could possibly do it with help).
We’ve started off 6 different seeds the Innocent Kids seeds are so simple to use, J helped me push out the centre bit ratteling it to check that there were seeds in there (we’ve been looking at seed packets in shops recently) and then we popped it into the top of the pot.
J then added more compost to the top and we then did the other seeds adding a label into each pot so that we knew what was in each (J can’t wait to have tomatoes as I said we could make some Red Sauce with them when they grow).
We’ve now watered our seeds and put them in J’s favourite location in the garden so we can visit them often and check on their growth (although as we have frost threatened tonight I have put them in our green house to protect them for it). Whilst J is growing them we are checking out the Innocent Kids Garden Gang pages on the web and seeing what is going on.
Can you guess where we’re growing them? Come follow us on Twitter to see regular updates – with the hashtag #innocentseeds – on the plants when you think you know where we’ve planted the seeds tweet us and have a guess – Innocent have a great prize for the person that guesses it correctly first.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.