We came back from holiday to find the latest Mud & Bloom box on the doormat, and it was a great one to come home to. September and October are my favourite months of the year and there is a really lovely autumnal feel to this box which I loved.
What’s in the box?
- Make your own bug hotel
- Sprout your own alfalfa
- Make your own leaf print creatures
- Grow your own Love-in-a-Mist
- Tree leaf spotter
- Nature Quiz
Our absolute favourite this month has to be the leaf print creatures. My son is going through a Pokemon phase at the moment so all of his were less based on real life, and more based on mythical creatures. It was great fun taking the leaf spotter with us so we could identify the leaves we picked and we had great fun painting them and printing them out to see how they would look. This is a great activity as it has a purpose as part of the box, but can also be done time and time again. This is how ours turned out…
We also loved the plant your own alfalfa. We’ve not got much to show for it yet as we are still more at the soaking phase than the growing phase but this is a great activity and makes a change from cress which my son has already grown at home and at school. He’s learning about nutrition at the moment so the fact these are full of vitamins is great as it supports his learning too.
Saving for later
I haven’t had the chance to make our bug hotel yet, but we have a fun weekend of green-fingered adventures planned ahead (otherwise known as ‘tidying the garden after we left it for a fortnight’). We have one of these in our front garden and it was amazing watching it over the summer as there were so many bees taking up residence. I can’t wait to see what we end up with in the one we make for our back garden.
We’re also going to hold on until the spring to plant our Love-in-a-Mist plants as we’re looking to overhaul our garden a bit and it sounds like such a pretty plant I want to give it a nice spot! I like that you can plant some of the seeds now but you are also given information as to when you can plant them if you’d like to wait.