Each year we grown a selection of fruit and vegetables and I have found that the more interesting the food, the likely my son is try it. Usually straight from the plant!
This year we have Watermelon seeds growing so he asked if we could plant a seed from the Honeydew melon he was eating.
Of course we can!
To start our seeds usually we get an egg carton, fill will soil where the eggs once sat and plant the seeds in each compartment. The lid stays closed until they have germinated and then it is cut off and placed underneath the carton.
We also start seeds off in jars so he can see the root growing and they also germinate quicker this way.
We take a clean glass jar, fold some kitchen towel in half and place it in the jar so the paper is around the sides. We then add a small amount of water and tip and turn the jar so the paper becomes damp and clings to the glass.
Gently we then add a maximum of 4/6 seeds, depending on the size of the jar, down the side between the glass and the paper.
This year we have 2 Honeydew Melon seeds and 2 Runner Beans seeds (from last years plants) in one jar, and 6 bell pepper seeds in another jar.
It's great to use the seeds from the foods he eats, he finds it much more exciting!