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Seedcells: Make growing seed simple and accessible, and spread a little joy along the way

Alice Kirk

Seedcells: Make growing seed simple and accessible, and spread a little joy along the way

The first time a child tries growing from seed, success is a must if they are to develop a love for growing: there is nothing more disheartening for an excited child to find their seeds didn’t germinate, or were eaten by pests as soon as they sprouted. We might have just the answer: Seedcells! Little cardboard pods with seeds enclosed inside. This clever packaging gives seeds the very best start: the environment inside the pod ensures high germination rates and offers some protection from pests, while encouraging helpful bugs that keep the seed, and the soil, healthy. All you need...

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Happy National Nest Box week!

Alice Kirk

Happy National Nest Box week!

Happy National Nest Box week! All this week, the British Trust for Ornithology is holding its 19th annual nest box week, and encouraging everyone to put up nest boxes in their gardens and local areas, and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife. Why not get involved! Naturally, many birds make their nests in holes in walls or trees, but some more inquisitive species will make their nests just about anywhere. Cheeky blue tits are well known for nesting in unusual places, such as letterboxes and old pipes. Females make their nests from a variety of materials,...

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Feeling hot, hot hot!

Alice Edgeworth

Oh boy, it’s hot! I have a thermometer beside me reading 27.8°C, and it’s been on the rise all day.

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That's a wrap!

Sarah Edgeworth

That's a wrap!

So the first growing season at Gardening For Kids is coming to a close... Take a look at what we have achieved in our first two months

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Watching the grass grow?!

Alice Edgeworth

The very wet weather we’ve had, coupled with the mild temperatures and intermittent sunshine has created a warm and humid atmosphere that is perfect for boosting grass growth.

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