Free Seeds

May 21, 2008

To celebrate their garden at The Chelsea Flower Show, The Children s Society and Royal Horticultural
Society are offering families a free pack of flower seeds to
brighten up their garden or window box. You can find out more

Thanks to Shirl at IndigoShirl, I found a great website that has an opportunity for 7 to 14 year olds to win money for their school in either Amazon or Garden Vouchers.  The idea is to grow your mint from the free seeds that they provide, then add as much value to it as possible, sell it and record the process.   You can see lots of imaginative uses that school children came up with on their website.  To get your free mint seeds, visit Planet Science.

Unfortunately I’ve only just found this site so it may be a bit late to get your mint plants to a usable size; the deadline for sending in your results is Sunday 6th July and the seeds can take anything between 2 to 6 weeks to germinate.  Mint doesn’t actually come true from seed which is why you should take cuttings if you are after a particular variety of mint so I’m not sure what type of mint plant the seeds provided will create!  You could however try doing the challenge for yourself and see what you can create from a mint plant.  Feel free to leave me a comment if you give this a go.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Trudi 05.21.08 at 8:50 pm

I think it is a splendid idea to provide seeds for children so they can see how plants grow. I have always involved and encouraged children to grow flowers or vegetables. At the moment on my blog:) I have a little about some of my herbs I grow and the herb salt I produce.

2 Madeleine 05.21.08 at 10:41 pm

Hi Trudi
I like your detailed blog post about herbs. You’ve got some great photos too. Feel free to share any favourite herb salt combinations here or on the forum.

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