Save a seed

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Long before there were seed companies, farmers collected the seeds from one season’s plants and put them away for the next year’s planting. You can do the same thing. Save a seed is an easy gardening activity that teaches children to plan ahead for next years garden. Find out how to recycle seeds the natural way.

What you’ll need:

  • Summer flowering plants like Marigolds, Cleome, Impatiens, Sunflowers, Zinnias or Calendula
  • Glass jar, coffee can, plastic pot with lid or paper envelopes
  • Sticky labels
  • Koki pen

When your plants, or the plants of a neighbour, stop growing and go to seed, gather up the seeds for planting next spring. Label your containers with the name of the seed and the month and year it was collected. It’s the best way to recycle — nature-style!

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