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Foolproof seeds for wintersowing with kids

12 years ago

I've been an avid gardener for years and just in the last couple of years have ventured into wintersowing. However, I mostly stick to the vegetable side of things. My sister (not a gardener) would like to introduce gardening to her preschool class of 3-4 year olds. It's an inner city school with limited funding. Most of the students live in apartments and have never experienced the joys of gardening. They obviously do not have access to grow lights or anything too expensive, but I thought that winter sowing is perfect for teaching youngsters about the cycle of seasons. My sister thinks flowers would be the best choice to start and I want to recommend a flower variety that is affordable and certain to winter sow well Northeast Ohio. We'll probably give each student a water bottle cut in half, filled with seed starting mix, and let them plant seeds from a variety or two of flowers. i would truly appreciate seed suggestions from more experienced winter sowers!

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