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Sprouting Seeds with children

I believe it is good for all of us to know how to grow our food.  Teaching children about sprouting seeds and planting them to grow is a great life lesson.  If you as an adult have never done this, I would highly recommend you give it a try and see how fun and rewarding it can be.  You don’t have to have a great big garden space, you can grow your veggies in a planter.

Steps to Sprouting Seeds

7 simple steps to sprouting seeds with children.

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Choose the seeds you would like to sprout. If you choose vegetables, then you can eat the end result. 🙂

Place as many seeds as you would like to sprout into a bowl or dish.

Cover these seeds with water and let soak for 1 hour.

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Remove the seeds from the water.

Place the seeds on a damp paper towel inside an open plastic bag. Don’t seal it, or they might mold. You want to place this in a window where you get sun. Warm and damp like the earth is what we are looking for.

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Look inside the paper towel daily to see what the seeds are doing. They haven’t really done anything after only one day. You can see that they are look a little swelled up.

In just a couple days you should have sprouts and then the seeds are ready to plant in dirt and you can watch them grow.

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After only 3 days, they are ready to place in the dirt or into the greenhouse box I will be telling you about.

I hope you really enjoyed sprouting seeds with children.  Let me know how it works for you.

Above all else. Enjoy life and your children!

Granny

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