We are all about autumn crafts and activities at the moment. We’ve had cinnamon playdough leaf printing, leaf collages and gargoyles with lots more to come this week but today is all about what you should really do with autumn seeds – plant them!
Two autumns ago B sneaked away one of our conkers and planted it in a pot she’d found lying around in the garden. She’d all but forgotten about it and the pot had joined several others as extra play areas surrounding our fairy garden. It was only in the spring, when a beautiful leaf burst out of the pot, that she remembered what she’d planted. Her little seed grew and grew and now, two years later, we have our very own horse chestnut tree. Ours is in a pot, for now, and the girls love to add it to their fairy garden like the Faraway Tree.
So maybe, among all the crafting and playing you could plant one of your seeds and see what happens.