GROW AN INDOOR GARDEN

24/06/2015

Growing your own indoor garden is a super fun opportunity for little ones to learn through firsthand experience how to raise seeds from scratch, plus they will get such a kick out of tending their own garden! Following on from yesterdays post where we were reviewing the awesome Usborne Book, HOW DO FLOWERS GROW? we were totally inspired to get going and grow our own!

 

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TO MAKE AN INDOOR GARDEN

We bought a couple of seed trays from our local supermarket, one of them has mini pots integrated into the tray and the other one was a simple plastic tray without holes, which we used as our container. But of course you can use anything – think tin trays, wooden trugs, recycled plastics etc anything goes! If you can be bothered you could even spray paint the plastic trays for a brighter more friendly, colour popping effect. Finally we also picked up a selection of kid-friendly seeds, starting out with the easy ones including Sunflower seeds and a few spring blooms.

 

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To plant the seeds you will need:

Seeds

Trays

Potting soil or compost

Water & watering can

Gardening tools

 

Get Planting!

If gardening indoors like us, remember to put down lots of newspaper as things are gonna get messy! We potted our mini pots with potting soil approx. three quarters full. Then popped in a couple of seeds in each pot, no more than two at a time remembering to allow approx. 2 – 3 cms between them to make sure they have plenty of room to grow.

 

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This might not be so easy to regulate with little ones, so you can either do this bit yourselves or keep an eye on them as they go. Once all the pots are seeded, top up each one with a little more potting soil, then set near a sunny window and sprinkle with water whenever the soil looks dry. Thats it, It really is this easy! Oh and remember If you’re growing more than one type of seed, use a pen to note down each variety onto wooden plant stakes and pop into the soil so you can remember which one is which.

 

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Decorate

Now you’ve planted your garden, why not personalise it with some miniature homemade paper bunting for a cheerful and colourful look?! We made our own customised bunting on the computer and printed out using a selection of pastel paper.

 

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After cutting out each individual bunting flag, we folded and taped to secure towards the back then threaded onto some twine, knotting each end onto bamboo skewers to keep in place. I think it adds that final finishing touch, don’t you think?!

 

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