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    Quote Originally Posted by Linzy View Post
    [*]a net to catch butterflies
    When my boys were little they loved fly swats
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    They could grow some sunflowers,big seeds rapid & impressive growth,then they can feed the seeds to the chooks double bubble
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    my vote is the sandpit. Add a kiddy watering can and some plastic diggers. Also a small spade and fork to make tunnels.
    Give them permission to dig in an unused bed
    Get them to help plant seedlings or dig up potatoes
    And then when all else fails, stick them in a shaded pushchair with Chuggington on the ipod.
    PS. We have another snailcrusher here... best acheived by dropping half bricks on them
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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all your tips - I'm definitely going to go down the sandpit route, but maybe I'll also prepare a pile of mud especially!
    Not much time and not much money, but trying to figure out a better way to grow my own by gathering allotment tips, and writing an allotment blog about using them.

    www.allotmenthacker.com

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    My daughter is 3 in 5 weeks time, she's done 9 hours in the garden today, sowing, filling pots with compost, setting up runner bean sticks. Her favourite thing is minibeast hunting and watering. She is always very alert and loves hunting for slugs.

    We also have chickens, however the food is locked otherwise we would have the fattest hens in the land.

    Andrew

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    I got mine son interested by growing lollipop plants, plant a jelly bean and in a day or two swap a lollipop. He loved it, I wish I had room for a sandpit.
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