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Something to plant now for the kid

Hi, basically my 4 year old daughter has all of a sudden become interested in flowers and things growing in and around our garden.

She would like something that she can start from a seed and watch it grow.

Sunflowers were the obvious choice but i think its the wrong time of year for that.

Can anyone recommend anything else for her? Bear in mind it would have to stay in pots as my garden is all concrete.



  • MuddyForkMuddyFork North HampshirePosts: 435

    Nastursiums could work.  They are quick growing and I've noticed some self seeded ones just germinating in my garden

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027

    Some Spring flowering bulbs might be nice, if she can wait that long to see the flowers. Daffs. can be planted  now.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286

    Autumn flowering crocus bulbs are in the garden centres now - you could plant one of those and have flowers in a few weeks image

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  • try growing Acorns or hazel nuts ,my kids grew hundreds and the squirrel plants a lot too! there easy and fun. I still have the one my daughter grew 30 years ago and my neighbour too!

  • Cheers for the input people.

    I'll show her some pictures and see what she wants.

    More suggestions welcome.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Pansy and Viola seeds should be easy to grow from seeds outside now. grow quick and flower well in to late autumn image

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