Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Grow your own

Here’s how you can grown your own plants from seed

  1. Collect a seed pod - tea tree, bottlebrush or casuarina are easy to collect and grow
  2. Place the pod in a brown paper bag until the seeds are released.
  3. Prepare the equipment - seed tray or punnet, seed, potting mix and water
  4. Fill the tray with potting mix and press lightly leaving a 1 cm space from the top
  5. Place seeds on top and cover with a light sprinkling of potting mix
  6. Sit the punnet in a tray of water and water a little each day.

These pictures are all mixed up. See if you can work out the right order and number them 1 to 6.


Growing your own

growing your own

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