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“Where do you think seeds come from?”

After thinking for a moment, Freya said: “Well, we got some from the shop last year.”

To be fair, she had a point, but I was thinking about it in a more natural sense. As she’s had a week off school with the pox, I did a little lesson on the plant life cycle, followed by planting some sweet pea seeds my dad gave us and re-potting our sunflowers.

I planned it all out the night before and I imagined it would take the best part of the morning. We started at 9am, shortly after a friend popped in for 10 minutes before we got back to it but by 10.15am we were already done – and that’s including colouring, cutting, sorting, counting, watching a short video three times, more colouring, a quiz and potting all the plants. Teachers, I take my hat off to you. I don’t know how you do it.

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I think she enjoyed herself and I definitely feel like she learnt a few things – as did I. As I was planning it, I started to ponder where the first ever seed came from. I then fell down the Google hole but it was all interesting stuff. I love learning new things – and I especially love learning with her.

And, just to end the week nicely, on Friday morning we woke to find the first little heads popping up.

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Are you growing your own this year? I think we might have to give some of ours away, otherwise our balcony will be like a jungle.

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3 thoughts on “The Plant Life Cycle.

  1. Ooo, good question to ask Freya. I shall ask my kids and see what answer I get. I shall not be growing from seeds but will grow tomato plants in pots from plugs. I like to do this and show the kids where their food comes from.

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