Every year we plant sunflower seeds in the hope we will have a stunning display of sunflowers. Every year they seem to get bigger and bigger. This year we have more time on our hands so we turned our wooden pallet mud kitchen into a planting station. It felt good to tidy it all up, sort out our plant pots and seeds and spend time outside.
Wooden pallet planting station
This year I bought a few extra seed trays and different types of sunflower seeds. I didn’t know there was more than one variety but we bought a pack of 6 different sunflower seeds, and planted them up in sections, so we can see what grows best in our garden. I also treated myself to a small greenhouse so the seed trays didn’t take over my kitchen windowsill!
My daughter loves being outside and we’ve really enjoyed having the opportunity to do some gardening together. She doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and enjoyed filling the trays with soil and counting out the seeds. She carefully wrote labels for the different types of seeds – a great way of getting her to write during lockdown!
It’s been a few weeks now since we planted our seeds and the kids have been really good about watering them when they need it. We placed the seed trays in our little greenhouse which gets sun in the early morning but then shade for the rest of the day. It’s so much fun to watch them growing.
Free Sunflower Life Cycle Colouring and Writing Book
Growing sunflowers is something that anyone can do. They are easy to start off of a sunny windowsill and then plant outside when they are strong enough or there are no more frosty mornings.
Kids will love our free printable 5 page Sunflower Life Cycle Colouring and Writing Book. I thought it would make a lovely free activity for kids to do.
To enjoy this free printable just print out the sunflower life cycle colouring and writing book at home, trace over the words on each page and colour the picture at you follow the sunflower life cycle.
Plant your seeds, watch them sprouting, plant them out when they are strong and watch them grow into beautiful sunflowers.
We’ll be sharing photos of our sunflowers over on Instagram so make sure you follow us to see how we get on.