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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Who gives a hoot about saving seeds?
There is just something extra special about teaching children to grow something from their own seed. How powerful can one seed truly be? Well, in our case, one seed grew this GIANT sunflower which we all enjoyed.
Then it turned brown, but we didn't dig it up. Over time, the seeds formed and when they were complete, we took the whole plant and hung it upside down in the garage to dry. This week, we brought it inside and the kids took all the seeds off the plant.
They decided to split the pot 50-50. Half for the bird feeder and half to save for planting next summer.
Can you believe it? With only one seed, we were able to feed our birds AND have tons to plant for more flowers next year. Seeds are pretty powerful!