Welcome back to the Garden (3)


You will need: Seeds from your kitchen; A plastic Glove, kitchen paper,

scissors, pen, water.

  1. Choose your seeds from the kitchen, and write the name of each variety on each finger of the glove.
  2. Cut or tear a square of kitchen paper and moisten with water so it is just wet.
  3. Place the seeds on the paper and fold over twice.
  4. Slide the folded paper into the labeled finger. If you roll down the glove it’s easier.
  5. Blow some air into the glove and close it by tying a knot or twisting a ‘bread bag tie’ around it.
  6. Place or hang the glove on a sunny window and watch what happens.
  7. Every 3 or 4 days, open and roll down the glove to check if there is enough moisture in each finger.
  8. After a fortnight or so (the time can vary) the seeds should have started to sprout, cut off the finger tip and replant in some soil.


: Sometimes the seed is infertile and will not grow. Just start again, it costs you nothing.

: Soak tomato seeds overnight before sowing

: If seeds are small, sow 3 or 4 seeds to allow for losses

”One for the mouse, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow”.

Of course, you can use up the fruit by making one of Mrs Gallagher’s delicious fruit kebabs or stir fries.