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Sow pumpkin seeds for Halloween

Why not try growing your very own pumpkin for halloween this year?!

Spring is the perfect time of year to sow your pumpkin seeds.Follow the steps below:

  1. Place the seeds on their side, 1cm deep, in a 8cm pot of compost.
  2. Keep the compost well watered and in a sunny spot.
  3. In May, move your seedlings in to a colder spot, ready for moving outside.
  4. After a week, plant your seedlings outside.
  5. Make sure you water regularly. Try cutting the bottom off of a used plastic bottle and place upside down, lid removed, in to the soil next to the plant. This will allow the water to reach the roots.
  6. Feed with natural fertiliser every 10-14 days.
  7. Once your fruit starts to grow, make sure they sit off the ground on a tile or piece of glass.

Wait for the harvest!

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Yogurt pots as seedling starter pots

I saved our yogurt pots, washed them out and made holes in the bottom them used them to plant tomato seeds to go in the propagator.

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Make Wildflower Seed Bombs for your garden

Insects thrive on wild flowers, so, by creating these seed bombs, you’re not only keeping the kids creative, you’re helping out your local wildlife too!

All you need is: household flour, compost and wildflower seeds. You can gather your own seeds, by scouting around the garden!

Follow the steps below and show us how you get on by adding your iDot to the website:

  • Use a ratio of one cup of flour to 3 cups of compost and combined it well before adding our seed.
  • Once you’ve added your seed, try to handle it gently so not to damage any of them!
  • Add just enough water so that the mixture holds together.
  • Then form your little seed bombs, making them about the size of a marble.
  • Leave to dry out for 24 hours.

Once your seed bombs have dried out, take a walk around your garden and scatter them around. If you don’t have a garden, you can scatter them in a few pots and place them on your windowsill!

Photo credit: Craft Invaders

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Reuse egg shells to plant seeds

I created little planters for my pepper seeds, using old egg shells and the egg box to hold them in.

It’s super easy and a great idea to do with the kids.

  1. Wash out the old egg shells
  2. Place them in the egg box
  3. Fill each one with compost (this can be from your garden or an old potted plant you have around the house)
  4. Make a small well in the centre of each one
  5. Place 1-2 seeds inside and cover back up with the soil
  6. Give them a little water
  7. Place on to your windowsill
  8. Now, watch them grow!
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I saved toilet roll inners for planting seeds

To save on buying plastic pots I saved up all our toilet roll inners to use to start my vegetable seedlings this year!  I got my family to save theirs too and I will repay them with vegetables later in the year.

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