This month’s Nature Book Club theme is gardening and gardens. I am not sure about you but here in the Midwest it’s been hard to get our garden started with all the rain. We have had to start seeds a few times.
Since we are diving into Botany this Summer I thought it would be good for the little boys to learn all about seeds and do some seed exploration. We own the book, How a Seed Grows, which delves into what seeds look like as well as how to grow vegetable gardens.
I wanted my children to see how seeds sprout and germinate at different rates so I spread a variety of seeds out on a paper towel. Each day we misted the paper towel and made sure to keep the seeds moist.
My youngest wanted to get a look at these seeds by using a magnifying glass to take a closer look. He inspected each type of seed carefully before he decided he was done.
It amazed me how long some of the seeds took to sprout and how some seeds just never did! I picked out the seeds that I wanted us to explore but the boys helped lay them out in rows on the paper towel.
Here’s the list of vegetable garden seeds chosen:
Tomato- (mystery seeds that I had saved) possibly heirloom
Snow Peas- Avalanche from
Lima beans- Fordhook 742
Corn- Wade’s from Baker Creek
Melon- from Baker Creek
Beet- McGregor’s Favorite from Baker Creek
Okra- Stalley from Baker Creek
Bush Beans- Royal Burgundy
Watermelon- Moon and Stars from Baker Creek
We planted radish seeds and Nebula carrot seeds in the garden outside back in May.
We sort of forgot about the seeds we planted until we were out pulling some weeds after a few weeks of rain. I spotted the radish first and called Lil’ Red over to pull it out of the ground.
Welcome to Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up Mo. 18
June’s theme for #NatureBookClub is Gardens
Be sure to check out the other Co-hosts as they share garden activities, crafts and projects! I know it might be hard to choose just one post of gardens to share so do not worry you can share up to 3 posts in the link up below!
Worm Activities & Printables from Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Art project from Emily at Table Life Blog
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Online Nature Book Club from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate
How and Why to Make a Composter from Erika at The Playful Scholar
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Nature Book Club theme for July is Polinators