27 responses to “seed experiment- outdoor monday”

  1. Val

    We have done this, but we wore the socks on the outside of our shoes instead of dragging them. The kids walked through a field, and then we took off the socks and planted them in an old lazagna pan… it was neat to see what came up… esp considering we left them on the patio until spring and even MORE came up in the spring. It was a cool experiment. :)


  2. Heather

    What a cool experiment! That is going on the must do list for next week

  3. Phyllis

    I have seen this done before, but never have done it. Looks like fun. Did you decide not to do the Nature Swap?

  4. Jessica

    I’ve seen this experiment before but the kids actually wore the socks! I was kind of leery of doing that ’cause I wouldn’t want Benjamin stepping on something sharp or worse yet-a snake! LOL

    I like the pull-doggie idea better!

    As for outdoor monday…I’ll link to my Great American Backyard Campout post over at Leaping Greenly Spirits:


  5. lilmuselily
  6. mandy

    Maybe the reason that this makes no sense to me is because of the wine I’ve been drinking ;0)

  7. faerwillow

    ~aaahhh…wish i would have seen this before leaving last week for camping…would have been great fun to do but there will always be another…guess know we could just start in teh yard! l♥ve this…warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  8. kelly

    definitely giving a whirl – thanks!

  9. Kendra

    LOVE this idea! Thanks for posting :)

  10. AG Ambroult

    a hahah. You had me laughing…the girls look so cute pulling those socks along. Looks like a great experiment…will you be giving us an update eventually? Or maybe we’ll just try it ourselves 😉

  11. Charley Jones

    Looking forward to seeing the results of the seed experiment in a future blog! :)
    Our major outdoor adventure this week was whale watching. The hump backs and southern rights are making their migration north from Antarctica to give birth in warmer waters.


  12. Cheryl

    Oh my! My children would love to do this. I have a feeling that they would be dragging it around all day and they probably would call it Fido! Another great idea to add to my list. Thanks for sharing.

    We have been outside, but I need to speed up my shutter speed. The children are moving too fast for photos. Managed to catch one on Saturday. Its easier to photo the wildlife around here. Will try better next week!

  13. Rosina

    What a great little experiment!! I just try this with my daughter… actually I’m sure all 3 of my kids would love to drag a sock around through our fields LOL.

    We’ve had a lovely week of outdoor fun but I think the absolute highlight of our week was having a picnic by our pond :) We packed up the pick up truck with our tables & chairs and had a grand time.


    Have a lovely nature filled week :)

  14. Mica

    I am also participating and would love to make this a challenge every week…thanks for having us…Mica


  15. Mica

    That’s cool. I love the colors in the jar…. they made a sock really look good…Mica/The Child’s Paper

  16. Becca

    Looks like such a fun project!

  17. Jen
  18. Anna

    I love that she threw it into the thistle patch. She’s a clever impatient soul — a girl after my own heart!

  19. Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama

    This is such a cool idea! I’ve got to remember this one!
    We enjoyed some outdoor art, and my son wound up taking it in a direction I wasn’t expecting at the time: http://semicrunchymama.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/garden-color/

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  21. Becky

    What a fun idea – especially given the randomness of seeing what will germinate.

    We had a glorious time visiting family and being part of outdoor “work” . . .

  22. childhood magic

    I love this. So clever!

  23. Leanne

    Ha! This is great….and seedy! You must let me know if you decide to take part in the postcard show so I can keep my eye out for yours when it’s on display!

  24. boatbaby

    Very cool! We’ll have to try that as well. I can’t wait to see how yours turn out. Thank you!

  25. Tricia

    I LOVE LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing and we will definately give it a go. It will be fun watching to see what grows.

    We are continuing to explore our local parks as part of our outdoor play: http://littleecofootprints.typepad.com/little_eco_footprints/2010/06/continuing-our-urban-adventure-carrington.html

  26. My Year in Haiku

    That looks like a fun idea!

    I posted an Outdoor Challenge today too.

  27. Melissa

    Thanks for the idea! We are definatly doing this one soon.