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Gardening for Little Ones: Creating Egg Box Gardens

Date: April 6, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Free Range Fun, Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

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Creating Egg Box Gardens

Small children love to be outside in the garden. Even small children enjoy gardening and the pleasure that being outside brings.  These egg box gardens are easy and fun to create.

Research has shown that in our ever-busy lives, children are spending less time outside.  At Bumpkins, we believe that fresh air and the great outdoors grows little minds and allows children to explore the world around them.  Gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

We love this recycling idea which uses our very own Bumpkins Hens egg boxes!

  • Next time you buy your eggs from Bumpkins, save the egg box.
  • Make a small drainage hole in each pocket of the box.
  • Fill each section with soil then plant some seeds according to the packet instructions.
  • Water well and leave in a sunny spot until the seeds start to grow.
  • When the seedlings begin to grow and are large enough to handle, you can break the sections of the egg box apart and plant the egg box cell straight into the garden or into a larger pot.
  • Poppies and Nigella seeds (Love in A Mist) are particularly easy to grow, or create an edible garden with lettuce or tomato seeds.
  • You can discuss the shapes of seeds and the differences between them with your child, or use rulers to measure the heights of the plants as they grow.

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