Saving seed is a great thing to do at the end of the summer, and we have saved enough seed to give away to friends and family, says Katherine Miller

Saving seed - a great project for children

The children and I collected sweet pea pods when they had turned light brown in colour. We dried them in the greenhouse for a week before splitting them open. The flower heads of our lupins and french marigolds were collected and dried in paper bags.

Saving seed - a great project for children

Then we made envelopes from brightly coloured wrapping paper, filled them with seeds and created simple gifts for friends and family.