What are some plants we could plant from seed requiring minimal care and preferably pot bound due to limited outdoor space? What’s ideal for planting in Autumn? Would love to get Miss 4 involved in growing and harvesting more food. We are far from green thumbs!! Thanks!



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Posted by seachtheteach, 30th March 2015


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