Year of Seeds from RedEnvelope.com
Last week, I ordered a Year of Seeds from RedEnvelope.com. The little vases are bright and colorful, and I thought it would be a fun activity to do with my 3 year old. Everything comes in the box, ready to assemble.
There are twelve plant packets, twelve vases, and peat pellets – one for each month. However, I do not have a green thumb, so I decided we’d better try six of these in the hopes that one will grow.
Just as I predicted, my son LOVED to play in the dirt. I probably should have carefully laid out newspaper on our kitchen floor… but I did not.
The steps are simple: soak the peat pellets for a few hours, and then follow the instructions on the back of each seed packet. The seed packets color coordinate with the vases, so it is really a simple project. My son had so much fun.
This is what the peat pellets look like after soaking:
Then they are ready to plant! Each seed packet comes with instructions on how to plant it and when to water it.
And this is what they are supposed to look like when they grow:
My non-green fingers are crossed that we’ll see a little sprout in at least one of the vases in 7 – 10 days!
Disclaimer: RedEnvelope.com gave me a gift certificate to choose the gift of my choice for this post, but all opinions are my own.