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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

The last few weeks my seed orders arrived and I've been busy planning which to start when and completely filled my seed starting shelves. The Kid (11 yrs) decided to do a little seeding herself and picked out some packages, found some pots and planted them. The whole package in one container. I will have to separate & repot. It took me a while to figure out what she planted since she got rid of the evidence (package). My expensive Sugar 'n' Spice sweet peas & Swainsona Sturt's Dart desert pea. She intially labeled them as Top Secret, don't touch.

Oh well, guess she has the gardening bug too.

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Springfield, MA(Zone 6a)

too funny! my kids would rather come down with measles than help with gardening!

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

Hi, how did you get the Sturt's Desert Pea to germinate? I have packets of Aussie Seeds (pea vines) & I can never get them to germinate. I nick them & soak them overnight. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

I have no idea. The kid did it and I know she didn't follow any directions. Beginners luck. There's 2 that germinated, but she put the entire package in there.

Black Creek, WI

My kids love helping me plant seeds, but they are 2 and (almost) 4 so I just put a seed in my hand and show them where to put it. My son tried to eat a few too. It is the only time my daughter will get dirty too. IF only I could get them to pull weeds.

Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

Thats sweet, at 11 I was still playing with my Barbie and couldnt care less about plants LOL

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

haha...At 11 I was cleaning the horse stalls and trying to dump the manure right on the garden...mom had to explain that it had to compost w/ all the leaves from the trees for a good while first!! I thought I was being helpful and just skipping a step. Took my barbie out to the barn and tried to teach her how to ride the horse........my sister was horrified!

Springfield, MA(Zone 6a)

never played with Barbies - just wanted chemistry sets and models of tall sailing ships . . . I was/am such a geek. ^_^

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

Ok Success germinating Aussie pea seeds!! I finally got some Aussie pea seeds I had for a couple years to sprout after nicking, soaking overnight in warm water, then putting in a plastic bag with some smoked vermiculite with it. They are sprouting I planted them along with more of the smoked vermiculite in a mixture of 20% peat and 80% river sand in a pot. (did I keep them for 3 years?) OMG. Judy Showers (Buttoneer), Pa. USA.

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Everett, WA(Zone 8a)

>> my kids would rather come down with measles than help with gardening!

My Mom took over the garden and didn't let us kids interfere. As a result, I wnated my own garden for years, and finally got the chance.

Maybe if you had put the seeds on a high shelf, and forbid them to touch the trays ...
ALLOW them to weed once they're old enough, but under supervision ...

... but I know even less about kids than about plants. Probably they grow up too smart for the Tom Sawyer Maneuver now-a-days.

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

Here are some earlier Au seeds that have already sprouted, in a planter outside. Didn't label them. Too excited just to get them in the ground.

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