To collect our seeds we set off on a seed hunt around the garden! Armed with a plastic tub & scissors Minnie collected sunflowers, lavender & marigolds. This was a great opportunity to talk about time, bulbs, seeds, how plants self-seed, & the value of plants & insects.
Minnie was very keen to collect the seeds & began to pull the flower heads apart! With a little encouragement, she gently & patiently removed the seeds with a little more success. We simply ran our fingers over the seeds to remove them from the plant & collected them on a tray below.
If you wish to plant your harvested seeds next Spring, you'll need envelopes/paper bags, a pen & an air tight container. Simply pour your dry seeds into an envelope, seal it & label so you know which seeds are stored. Then place them in an airtight container (old ice-cream tubs, or biscuit tins are perfect) & store in a cool, dry place until you're ready to plant them next year.
We've also got an envelope ready & waiting for any seeds we collect when we carve out our pumpkin at the end of the month.
After harvesting our garden seeds we were left with these which we used for another activity... appearing here soon!