|Children find growing their own plants from seeds interesting and motivating. This activity offers them the opportunity to grow a plant from seed or from a seedling.
Children may have grown seeds eg cress in nursery or reception class. It is helpful, in maintaining enthusiasm, for them to explore how different plants develop eg beans, peas, amaryllis, mung beans, sunflower, marrow.
SAFETY - Many seeds bought from garden centres will have been treated with pesticides and should not be handled by children. Seeds from health food shops will usually be safe.