Thursday, 18 May 2017

From Humble Beginnings ~ Planting Sunflower Seeds

At the beginning of May, the children at our little yellow school planted sunflower seeds.

We did the planting on our bench that converts into a table. It was given to us by the graduating class of 2016.  It seemed appropriate to use the bench given the quote on the plaque.

The plaque on the convertible bench.

Inside each seed we planted was the possibility of a new plant. To help our seeds grow, we placed our seed pots in a sunny location, watered them and watched for signs of growth.

Day 1 ~ No signs of growth.

Day 2 ~ No signs of growth.

Days 3 and 4 were weekend days.  By days 5, 6, and 7,  there were signs that our seeds had germinated!

Day 5 ~ Something green is pushing up out of the soil.

Day 6

Day 6 ~ Our seeds have germinated.

Day 7

Day 7 ~ The plants are getting taller.

By day 8, the growing plants had pushed off their seed coats and leaves had emerged.  They were now seedlings.
Day 8 ~ Examining our Seedlings

Day 9 ~ Leaves have emerged.

Days 10 and 11 were weekend days.  Look what we found on day 12!

The children took their seedlings home on day 12.  

Day 12 ~ Our seedlings are ready to go home.

We're taking our sunflower seedlings home today!

Many of the children will be planting their seedlings in their gardens this May long weekend.

Advice From a Sunflower

Be bright, sunny and positive.

Spread seeds of happiness.

Rise, shine and hold your head high.

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