Collecting Seeds

Year 2 have been helping Mr Keeley to collect seeds from the flowers around school so they can be planted next year.

The children collected seeds from wallflowers, mirabilis, honesty and french marigolds. They had to find the pods, pick them and then take them back to the outdoor classroom where they took out the seeds.

Adrian said that the honesty pods were called ‘money’ because they were shaped like a penny.

The children then collected tomatoes and had a great time squashing them in paper towels to release the seeds.

Once the tomatoes were inside the paper towels the squashing began!

Once the tomatoes were all squashed they will be left to dry before the seeds can be removed.

The children had lots of fun collecting seeds and knowing that they will be planted again next year for some pretty flowers and tasty tomatoes.