Morning Glories are my kind of plant. They require very little attention and have beautiful flowers in a variety of colors and shades. Last spring, the kids came running in with a few of the seed pods asking if they could try growing them. The best part is that Saving Seeds from a Morning Glory plant take very little gardening knowledge. Perfect for a mom who has a black thumb and 3 eager kids.
I sent the kids back out to the garden with a pair of scissors and a jar to collect the rest of the little seed pods. You would normally collect your seeds in the fall, so I was not sure how they would germinate after being left out in the snow and cold all winter. But surprisingly it worked great!
After the kids collected the seeds, they placed them all on a tray and separated the black seeds from the brown paper pods. We found a few smaller green seeds as well, and discarded them. The kids quickly discovered that if you put pressure on the back of the pod the seeds would pop right out.
The kids planted their little salvaged morning glory seeds, and were able to sell a few of the plants for some extra spending money. They loved that they were able to find their seeds in our backyard instead of purchasing them from a store.
Here are a few of our favorite gardening posts that we have done:
- Starting seeds ~ The kids did all the work of planting, watering and growing plants to sell. The end goal was to earn enough money for a trampoline. I love their determination and perseverance.
- Re-Growing Celery ~ This has to be one of our favorite gardening posts. The kids were amazed that something we would normally toss to the chickens could grow a whole new plant.
- Sprouting Seed Activity ~ The Started a number of different varieties of of seeds to see which one would germinate the quickest.
- Shamrock Sprouts ~ We were amazed the seeds do not need soil to grow.
- 27 DIY Garden Markers ~ I love this simple round-up of garden markers/stakes that your kids can help make.
Don’t forget to check out these other great kid bloggers that are also participating in the Planting with Kids Blog Hop. Just click on one of the red links to take you to their blog. I would also love to see what you have been planting and growing with your kids so make sure to join in on the linky. The link party is showing up a bit funny. However, you just click on the red link under the “powered by Linky tools” to take you to where you can add your post. I can’t wait to see what you share!
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