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Marigolds - The Perfect First Plant

Posted on April 09, 2014 by Darcy Le Fleming | 0 comments

I still remember the first seed I ever planted. I was in Kindergarten, my flower pot was a recycled milk carton, the plant was a marigold and I was very, very proud when that first orange blossom appeared. 

Marigolds are really the perfect first plant for a little gardener; they sprout in about 7 days, the plants are sturdy enough to survive the "love" of a toddler, they have bright flowers, the seeds are easy to collect and they do well in containers. 

Nadia recently earned a Paint a Pot kit from My Brooklyn Baby for doing some "work" at the store. She carefully painted her pot, planted her seeds (about 5 days ago) and this morning we discovered that they had sprouted! Her gasp of delight when she saw her sprouts made my heart melt - it was as if something truly magical had happened right before her eyes. 

Living in Brooklyn I think it's so important to find ways for our children to connect to nature. Planting a marigold is something you can easily do at home and your child may just remember it for the rest of her life. 

Happy Parenting. 



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