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Most mums will have family- size margarine pots, ice cream cartons and other containers in the cupboard. These days the amazing range of crayons and marker pens that usually fill dresser drawers allows for many types of crafts and waterproof or permanent markers are a desirable tool for helping create a mini herb garden. Once you and your child have chosen three or four containers take some strong, plain paper, white plastic, or cellophane (even an old supermarket bag will do) and cut into strips about the same width/depth as the containers. Using the appropriate type of pens or crayons label your 'wrappers' with the name of each herb you will plant then decorate with drawings of flowers, butterflies or other designs (you could use stickers too). Wrap these decorative strips around the containers and either staple together or seal with clear tape. Punch some holes in the bottom of containers for drainage and, perhaps, add a small layer of stones or scoria. Some add a tea bag to the bottom which will absorb some of the excess water and prevent any rush or leakage if little hands tend to be over confident with the watering can! Then fill to three quarters with potting mix or soil. Depending on the size of the container, plant dill, basil, chives and parsley seeds. These all grow easily indoors although parsley can be a bit slow to germinate. Unlike the other herbs parsley doesn't like to be transplanted but, nevertheless, is still a goody for taste and smell. Children can soon learn to use this useful herb in many different ways. When planting the seeds, encourage youngsters to poke their fingers into the potting mix/soil and suggest they drop a few seeds into each container before adding more soil to cover seeds by about half a centimetre. Place containers on a saucer or slightly concave plate so water doesn't accumulate underneath but can be easily drained away. Water lightly and place in a warm, sunny room but not in full sun. Keep soil moist but not water-logged. Germination time will vary. The basil will probably germinate quickest, perhaps in five to seven days. The others will take longer -- anything from 10 to 28 days. But when the first shoots emerge and begin to grow, your little gardeners will be thrilled with the part they have played. When mature, transplant to the outdoors if you wish then, the next step will be teach youngsters to use these garden wonders in the kitchen! Encouraging little green thumbs!
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