Plant kamokamo seeds
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Whakatō i te Purapura (planting seeds) is a great Spring activity for the whole whānau.
You will need
- Six eggs (shells only)
- A cardboard egg carton
- 6 kamokamo (or pumpkin) seeds
- 2 cups of good potting mix
- A needle or pin
- A knife, teaspoon and cup
What to do (in October)
- Using your knife, carefully tap around and cut the top off each egg.
- Pour the yolk and white into a cup, then make a hole in the bottom of each shell with your needle/pin.
- Spoon potting mix into the shells until they’re 3/4 full.
- Water the soil using a drink bottle.
- Insert a kamokamo seed 2cm deep, then recover with soil.
- Draw a face onto your egg shells with felts, and sit them in your carton.
- Leave in a warm sunny place to sprout.
When seed sprouts are 20-30cm tall, give two away to whānau and plant the rest in a sunny part of the garden, at least half a metre apart. Water in the late afternoon or evening.